Dragonfruit is the most amazing looking fruit you can find. It is actually grown on a cactus and needs to be staked up. Loads are grown at Humpty Doo and often sold at Rapid Creek Market and you can grow them in your yard from cactus cuttings. At the moment we are constructing a pole and wheel for them to run up. Our friend Georgia has had them in her garden and the flowers are amazing and only last one night, like something from wonderland dreaming. The fruits can be white or red inside. Red seems to be more desirable, as they have such an amazing colour. The flavour is subtle and fragrant and brought out with lime juice. They are wonderfull in fruit salads or just scooped out of their shellI have made some great sorbet from them.
Recipe, 2 cups water, 2 cups sugar, 3 large red dragonfruit, Juice and zest of 3 limes
Put the sugar and water in a pan and heat untill totally dissolved. Add in the lime juice and dragonfruit and blend with a stick whizzer.[hand blender]. Let cool and then put in an ice cream machine. Luckily I have access to one at the moment. If you don’t use the old school in-out freezer method..