Legend has a story of the dragon and the fire. In the Chinese culture, the dragon is a symbol of a strong and powerful animal. It 'puffs' out fireballs after fireballs. When the dragon is puffing out its great powerful ball of fire, the people capture it. This is then represented as the dragon fruit. The Dragon's Great Ball of Fire. They give this gift to the Emperor with the hope that he will be strong, powerful, and live long just like the mighty dragon.

On the easy-to-grow scale, dragon fruit is a 1 for growing at home or in containers. Homegrown dragon fruits pack a ton of flavor and benefits. You'll feel the difference from the store-bought ones. Check out our Dragon Fruit Plants series for more DIY ideas, growing, grafting and variety guides.

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