These fruits are commonly known in English as "dragon fruit", a name used since around 1963, apparently resulting from the leather-like skin and prominent scaly spikes on the fruit exterior.
The names pitahaya and pitaya derive from Mexico, and pitaya roja in Central America and northern South America,
You might also know dragon fruit as pitaya, strawberry pear, cactus fruit, Kaktus madu, night-blooming cereus and Belle of the night.
Dragon fruit is the exotic fruit of several types of cactus that are indigenous to South America. It has a unique appearance, sweet taste, and crunchy texture. The dragon fruit contains multiple antioxidants that are beneficial for good health. Dragon fruit also contains many vitamins and minerals that are important for a healthy body. The fruit normally weighs from 150 to 600 grams (5.3 to 21.2 oz); some may reach 1 kilogram (2.2 lb).
At Lakeview we grow a number of different species that are sweet and full of flavour. Delight, Purple Haze, Aussie Gold, CFA Red and Dragon Pearl.