We Get ID Questions


A reader asks us to identify a plant for them. Can we figure out what the plant is? Stay tuned…

OK, there’s a photo, so it’s more likely than if there wasn’t one, that’s for sure. Let’s take a look.

But wait, that’s not all, there’s also a lovely bowl of fruit!

OK! Now, what was the question?

Hello!

Here is a plant that I have; it blooms with lovely red flowers. My
question is this:

For the first time in 10+ years, it has produced the 3 red fruits
that are in the second photo. Can you tell me what type of cactus
this is, and are they edible?

Thank you very much!
Barbara

Barbara,

It looks like you have a very nice Hylocereus. Which is also called Pitaya or Dragon Fruit, and yes it is edible (very tasty) at least as long as you haven’t used a toxic insecticide on it.

Take care,
Hap

[Ed.: Well done, Hap.]


    
    
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