pink dragons

I consider the dragon fruit as the MUSE of all the exotic fruits that i know and tasted. Its pink fluorescent color is so vibrant and attractive. What makes this fruit unique is that it is actually a fruit of a specie of cactus plant. The fruit has soft leathery peel that is bright pink and is covered by scales or fins hence the name. The flesh is either deep magenta or white in color depending upon the variety, and the taste is similar to a pear or kiwi but with a mild and delicate taste that is delightfully refreshing. Personally, I prefer the deep magenta flesh because it is sweeter.

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How to eat a dragon fruit? Just slice the fruit (no worries, it will cut easily) and scoop out the flesh. Doesn’t want to use a spoon? No problem, cut it in quarters, peel back the skin (you’ll be surprised how easy you could peel off the skin) and bite into it. Don’t worry about the seeds, they are edible much like a kiwi fruit.

Today’s weather has been really crazy. One moment we experience a heavy downpour and the next moment sunshine. I am feeling so lazy and the kitties are too, preferring to take a nap than play. Anyway, here’s two of my best buds Tiger and Boots saying hi. “Hello WP friends.”

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13 thoughts on “pink dragons

    • elizz says:

      you should have given it to me 🙂 because i wanted to grow one.. it should be supported by a pole because it grows tall.. but i must agree that it kinda looks creepy.. did you see it bloom? well at least, before you gave it away? the flowers are so pretty.

      • samanthamurdochblog says:

        Lol! I didn’t have an issue with the flowers, it was its creepy, spindling spiky fingers…the seeds are easy enough to grow, though. I just stuck some in a tray of compost, put it in a clear plastic bag and kept it warm and damp. Then…they grew…

      • elizz says:

        hahaha, it’s like the creepy spindling spiky fingers wanting to grab at ya.. but thanks about the tip on growing it from seeds.. i should try it.. i hope to grow one to frighten a neighbor who i really hate for always parking in front of my driveway..hehehe

      • samanthamurdochblog says:

        Lol! Do try it, they sprout quite easily. As for your neighbour, try growing some spurge plants..pretty, ornamental…yet every time your neighbour brushes past them, instant itchy rash!

    • elizz says:

      i hope it is available in your place.. it is actually from south america but highly cultivated in the asian region and i am glad that there are also farms of dragon fruits in my country which makes it available here locally ..

  1. angelswhisper2011 says:

    Hi Tiger and Boots, you two look very relaxed 😀 They sell Dragon fruit in our Country too, but that is white inside. Granny likes the colour, but she has never eaten it. Pawkisses for a lovely day 🙂 ❤

  2. rommel says:

    Dame, I feel like I didn’t know anything about dragon fruit at all. The pink sure are ones I’ve definitely never seen before. Thanks for the share!

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