Pitaya Surprise

I went into the garden this morning to get one Puppy’s toys, when I was stopped dead in my track by something pink hanging from one of my cacti:

Yes, that’s a pitaya/dragonfruit!!!

I did some research and determined that it was ripe for picking!

So pretty! I was surprised by the hard “rib” across the middle of the fruit (like a very stiff grapefruit segment), giving it two hemispheres.

It was so delicious!!! So THIS is what pitaya is supposed to taste like! I always found it a very bland, but refreshing fruit, one that is prettier than it tastes. But this one had so much flavour. I was reminded of the time during one of my Klondike summers that I had a fresh picked cantaloupe.

I’m seeing other fruit emerging from other plants and will keep a closer eye on the garden for more treasures!