With an often tree-like appearance, the Peruvian Apple Cactus‘ cylindrical gray-green to blue stems can reach 10 metres (33 ft) in height and 10-20 cm in diameter. The nocturnal flowers remain open for only one night. The fruits, known locally as “pitaya” or Peruvian Apple, are thornless and vary in skin colour from violet-red to yellow. The edible flesh is white and contains small, edible, crunchy seeds. The flesh sweetens as the fruit opens out fully.
Cereus repandus is an unresearched, under-utilized cactus, grown mostly as an ornamental plant. As noted above, it has some local culinary importance. The Wayuu from the La Guajira Peninsula of Colombia and Venezuela also use the inner cane-like wood of the plant in wattle and daub construction.
Current genetic stock oly produces fruits that have a pinkish skin with white inner fruit (very similiar to the appearance of white fleshed dragonfruit we find in local Asian markets).
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CUTTINGS: Cuttings are from mature fruiting stock, grown here in Zone 9B/10 33604 USA. Cuttings are either 3-5″ cut lengths, perfectly live, or from time to time nice solid cut tips from new top sprouting pups (when you cut a column straight across they can then only begin new column shoots like these). These choice tip piece cuts are in much lower supply.
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