Houston Bamboo Nursery

A Hidden Bamboo Garden Paradise ...


10815 Leitz Rd, Houston, TX 77075   Phone 832-713-4319  Tom@HoustonBambooNursery.com 

Open Monday thru Sunday 8-5pm, 7 days a week Visitors are welcome anytime during business hours

Sunday, 21 January 1900 12:00pm


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Dragon Fruit Plants

     The Pitaya is more commonly referred to as the dragon fruit. It is an extremely stunningly beautiful fruit that has magnificent dazzling, scented, night-blooming flowers and an intense shape and color. The beautiful bright red skin of this dragon fruit is a thin rind that covered in scales, and the center of the fruit is made up of dark-red flesh containing edible tiny black seeds much like kiwi fruit and delicious sweet tasting pulps like melon flavour.  Over hundreds yrs ago, dragon fruits were grown to be eaten by royalty and very wealthy families.  The dragon fruit is best eaten by cutting the fruit in half and scooping the flesh out. The flavor is very refreshing and sweet. Dragon fruits are delicious chilled and can be served in fruit juices and fruit salads or made into jam. They can also be juiced and added to alcohol to make a very delicious drink.

     The legend of the dragonfruit says that the fruit was created by fire breathing dragons. By eating the dragonfruit it was believed that you become empowered with the same strength and ferocity as the dragon. Other stories say that the dragonfruit looks like a dragons egg.