dragon-fruit

Oval to oblong and up to four inches long, dragon fruit may be red, peach-colored or yellow. This grapefruit-sized fruit actually grows on a climbing cactus. Its spongy pulp is white or sometimes pinkish red, sweet and juicy with numerous tiny edible black seeds scattered throughout. This big bright red fruit's thick skin presents prominent scales, or spines, giving it the appearance of an exotic oriental lantern.