Purple Flesh Dragon Fruit

Many of you were correct yesterday. The mystery fruit was Dragon Fruit.

Dragon Fruit is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America. They are also grown in Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Bangladesh. You can also find them in Hawaii, Israel, Australia (the northern part), China, and Cyprus. It is believed that Europeans introduced the fruit when they brought it from the New World.

I cut into it last night and ate all of it in one sitting for dessert. The fruit is sweet and juicy. For those who haven’t tried it, the best way I can describe the flavor is to say it tastes like a cross between a kiwi and pear. If you come across it, give it a go.


About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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42 Responses to Purple Flesh Dragon Fruit

  1. jmgoyder says:

    I’ve seen them but never eaten one. I think I will try it now!

  2. dadirri7 says:

    very dramatic appearance with that purple flesh … i have only eaten the pale fleshed species which is also delicious 🙂

  3. whatuful says:

    This is one of my favorite fruits haha. I lovee it!! Another version is a white one! That’s also sweet but heard that red one’s more delicious!!

  4. Madhu says:

    I haven’t tried this variety either, certainly looks more appealing 🙂

  5. samokan says:

    I had the pale one. It looks delicious 🙂

  6. finally I got something right!

  7. Beth Ann says:

    Yummmers!!! IT looks delightful and I bet it tasted even better than it looked!!!

  8. Yummy, yummy, yummy – I love dragon fruit! I put it in my fruit smoothies :).

  9. Colline says:

    I think I will the next time I see it – have always been wary as I do not like bitter fruit.

  10. lynnsbooks says:

    Never seen this before, or heard of it for that matter. But, I love kiwi and I love pear so it’s like a win/win!
    Lynn 😀

  11. niasunset says:

    I haven’t met with this one before…. seems like water melon… Thank you dear, love, nia

  12. fgassette says:

    The color reminds me a little of watermelons. Will give it a try if I come across it.Thanks for the introduction.


  13. wolke205 says:

    Mhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love them, so yummy 😀

  14. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’ll have to give them another go!

  15. pattisj says:

    It’s nice to have a “guinea pig” try all these new things. 🙂 Thanks for the review.

  16. petit4chocolatier says:

    So interesting!!

  17. thirdeyemom says:

    Cool! I never heard of or seen this kind of fruit before but it looks delicious!

  18. Daniel says:

    I have to admit, the skin reminded me of an artichoke.
    I’ve seen dragon fruit all over Southeast Asia before, but never anywhere else! Must have been exciting seen it in London.


  19. How beautiful, will have to look otu for these!

  20. Novroz says:

    I found the white ones more than the red. I like them both.
    The fruit often brings back memory of my mother because my mom liked it.

  21. I’ve never had dragon fruit – that I knew about anyway.

  22. Fergiemoto says:

    It’s good to know it tasted good!
    Interesting. Kind of intimidating on the outside, but sweet and juicy on the inside.

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