When I was at Ranch 99 the other weekend, I did a double take when I saw this beautiful display of dragon fruit.
I've seen dragon fruit sold at Ranch 99 before. But they were wrapped up in little Styrofoam and plastic wrap containers and were not in season. They also weren't very good. When I go to Taiwan, dragon fruit is everywhere. It's served in restaurants like oranges are served here. But they are hard to find in the US and very expensive. These looked so fresh, I just had to buy one and try it out.
Inside, the dragon fruit resembles the texture of a kiwi. Very soft. With lots of tiny black seeds.
The taste is very delicate. If it's not ripe or in season, there will be no flavor at all. But when it is ripe and in season, the taste is mildly sweet. Not nearly as sweet as most fruit, but sweet enough. I got lucky. Mine was sweet. Whew! Or else it would have been a waste of money.