Tropical Fruit - Pittaya, Pitaya

This is the Pitaya vine growing over the wall in my garden from my neighbors house. The flowers will bloom at the ends of the vine, and then that is where the fruit will form. Therefore, I have planted several pieces of vine on my side so that the neighbor will benefit as well

This is how beautiful is the fruit, and in all honesty this isn't a particularly lovely example.

OH - But look at this!

The fruit has a lovely light custardy texture, with tiny soft seeds similar to those in a kiwi. The flavor is very subtle, mostly they are just a light custardy refreshing sensation. Quite popular here is an Agua de Pitaya, which is just simply the fruit, some water, and some sugar all run through the blender.

OK, gotta go, my snack awaits!