Pitaya

Pitaya is perhaps most common as the red pitaya fruit (the red pitaya fruit has red flesh or red pulp). This delectable and nutritious pitaya fruit is the fruit of the vinelike pitaya cactus. The pitaya cactus blooms only at night and only a few times each year, blooming with beautiful huge fragrant blooms. Pollination is by nocturnal creatures such as moths and bats rather than the more common pollinators of the day such as bees. Pollination by fruit bats is actually a very important natural process, in spite of a lot of people's aversion to the fuzzy little creatures! Since the pitaya cactus only comes to fruiting after a successful pollination - even self pollinating pitaya plants can fail to create pitaya fruits when they don't get the help of these essential nocturnal creatures to enable them to pollinate properly.

Pitaya

The complete pitaya (including red pitaya fruit) pages at Foodlywise.com will introduce you to all aspects of the pitaya cactus and pitaya fruit including health benefits of pitaya and where to buy pitaya and tips on how to grow pitaya cactus (growing…

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