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Literal translation: fire-dragon-fruit

This flower blooms at night. Can you guess the name of this fruit from the Chinese character i n t he title?

As you can see from the picture of a bud, it has thorns on its leaf (green part) because this fruit belongs to the same family as cactus.
I thought it comes from South East Asia, but actually it originally comes from Mexico or Central and South America.

It tastes fresh and sweet, and contains a lot of seeds inside. The texture is like a kiwi fruit.

Have you figured it out already?   It's a dragon fruit!



It grows like this, as you can see from the picture above.

August 30, 2012 in Sri Lanka |