According to legend and lore during a battle the dragon fruit was the last thing that came out of the mouth of the fire breathing dragon. The fruit was then presented to the emperor as a coveted treasure.
I had heard dragon fruit before but never saw one. We harvested it and then I looked it up online to make sure it was edible - always a good idea don't you think?
We put in in the fridge to chill because I read it was better cold. Then one evening when friends were over we cut into it and gave it a try. It was actually very much like kiwi but more mild in flavor. The numerous black seeds are crunchy and easy to chew. Apparently they are quite expensive if you buy them in a store. They are also supposed to be very nutritious.
So far we have only had one fruit this summer. Hopefully next season will bring more blooms and hence more fruit of the dragon.
Now I have to go get busy packing for QUILT RETREAT!!!!!!!No I'm not at all excited - HA
As always I will take too many projects, but you surely don't want to run out of things to do!
I will take pics and share when I get back.....
Play like you mean it.....