The Sugar Apple Tree rarely grows larger than 15 – 20 ft, but produces numerous fruits from 115 – 675g in weight. The sugar apple, as the name might suggest, produces creamy white pulp with a taste very similar to sweet custard. The fruit is often used in milkshakes, and ice creams; adding a great flavour, and consistency! Now This will be a challenge more of a challenge to get it to fruit.
The Prickly Pear Cactus produces one of the most refreshing fruits; tasting similar to a juicy, extra sweet watermelon!! The fruits know as prickly pears, or cactus figs. They can be eaten peeled - or made into jams, and candies. Now I have grown this before and had a lovely plant that was just at the point of fruiting, it was a good few feet tall and every winter I moved it into the porch to give it some protection then one winter that one with heavy snow just before Christmas we were away and I lost my plant.
Dragon fruit originated in Central America. Also called pitaya fruit, this plant has been cultivated since the 13th century. Dragon fruit, like other cactus, needs warm growing conditions. When pitaya matures, it makes an excellent eating fruit or component for wine and flavourings. When consumed in fresh or dried form dragon fruit provides carotene, digestive fibre, protein, phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C.