I’ve always wanted to try them but can never find them in my area. So after searching for the best deal, I picked up 3 & spent 12 bucks (sold based on weight).
So now that I had these beauties in my grasp, I just had to get them home in one piece with no bruises.
Once I got home, I decided to challenge Olivia & Sade to a 5 buck challenge if they could name the fruit.
As soon as they got home from school, I presented the challenge, and then showed them the fruit to identify.
Out of almost nowhere, Olivia blurted out “that’s a dragon fruit.” I was like what, you know?!?!?! She was like, yes, I saw it on a show on the Disney Channel 2 years ago & thought it was interesting.
She put a big smile on my face because I just thought it was so random.
Well today, after photographing the fruit, we all gave it a try. Sadly, no one really cared for it, but I said that we had to eat the one we opened to not be wasteful.
The fruit has the consistency of a pear or cantaloupe. It doesn’t really have a smell & the taste is like no other fruit I’ve had. It was not all that sweet as I had hoped & heard about.
I have 2 more left & I’m giving 1 to a friend. I think I will let the last one ripen a bit more to see if that will make a difference.
Have you tried dragon fruit? If so what did you think? And what’s the most exotic/strangest fruit that you’ve tried?
Oh, here’s a link to a few more shots of the fruit.