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PP355: Stem and Fruit Canker of Dragon Fruit in South Florida

Figure 1. Reproductive growth of dragon fruit in a commercial grove in Miami-Dade County, Florida (A). After the flowers wilt, pollinated flowers start to develop into fruits (B). Often, flower buds and developing fruits at different stages can be seen simultaneously in the canopy (C). Depending on the cultivar, the skin of mature fruits has either red or yellow tones with green to red bracts (D) and the flesh can be white, pink, or red, with small black edible seeds (E).

Credit: Cheng-Fang Hong, UF/IFAS