Dragon Fruits, Pitaya, Pitahaya (Hylocereus sp.). This climbing cactus is one of the most beautiful and wide spread members of the Cactaceae family. The red fruit are high in lycopene which is a natural antioxidant that is known to fight cancer and heart disease.
Common name: Dragon Fruit also known as Pitaya. Botanical name: Hylocereus undatus. Family: Cactaceae. Hardiness: 28° F Varieties: Yellow Dragon, Bien Hoa Red, Bloody Mary, Seoul Kitchen. Propagation: Seeds and Cuttings. Native Range: Dragon fruit or Pitaya is native of Mexico and South America and today is heavily cultivated in many Asian countries, like china, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Thailand.