Pitahaya or dragon fruit (Hylocereus spp. and Selenicereus megalanthus), is the name of a vining cactus and the fruit it produces. Pitahaya adapts well to various climates and can be a profitable alternative for growers in Southern Coastal California Counties, where a growing interest, particularly among small-scale producers looking for profitable alternatives, has increased and so has the acreage planted to this crop.
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Introduction to Pitahaya Production
Farm Advisor Ramiro Lobo, with UCCE San Diego, will take you through a series of video clips showing the field research we've conducted on Dragonfruit (also known as Pitahaya)! You'll learn about pruning, propagation, pollination, and when it's the right time to harvest your fruit for optimum quality.