With red skin and little skinlike flaps with green edges coming off of its body, dragonfruit is one of the most dramatic pieces of produce I've seen. It is a thing of beauty. The flesh is white specked with black seeds, similar to the way green kiwi flesh is speckled, and has the consistency and mouth feel of a firm, juicy watermelon.
Unfortunately the pleasure of viewing a dragonfruit does not carry over into eating one. The fruit has no fragrance and is tasteless.
It was my biggest culinary disappointment since eating at the 21 Club in the fall of 2000.