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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Bees pollinating dragonfruit
« on: December 12, 2017, 03:46:00 AM »
Has anyone noticed their Dragonfruit flowers opening slightly in the early afternoon, just enough to allow access for bees? This has been happening here for the last couple of days and by the time I go out to collect pollen when the flower is fully open, there is no pollen left!
The bees have to crawl through the opening and across the stamen, so hopefully they have paid a visit to different varieties, in order to cross pollinate.
I couldnít upload a video but itís on my instagram for those who are interested, #lockyervalleydragonfruit.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ocamponis x coniflorus dragonfruit
« on: November 18, 2017, 05:25:16 AM »
I received a cutting of this from Ethan Moses a few years back and I was wondering if anyone else, or Ethan, has any information on this variety. Mine is fruiting for the first time this year and would like to compare pics/info. All I know at the moment is that itís a prickly little sucker. Will add a pic of young fruit tomorrow.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Honey Mango - Pakistan
« on: June 27, 2017, 04:15:29 AM »
I saw a couple of trays of 'Honey' mangoes from Pakistan in one of our local fruit shops @$4 each. They were fully yellow, shaped a bit like a NDM, with wrinkly, shrivelled skin. Are they worth buying, worth growing from seed? I also read that it could be 'Ataulfo'???? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / New Years Eve 2017
« on: December 31, 2016, 05:52:30 AM »
Happy New Year to all the forum users out there! Hopefully 2017 is kind to you and yours, as well as all the plants that you put effort into each and every day. Looking forward to the New Year and all the growth it will bring. Enjoy your night.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cereus Peruvianus with pink/purple flesh.
« on: October 04, 2016, 04:34:29 AM »
After reading a few posts this week in regard to C.Peruvianus with flesh colour that isn't white, I'm just wondering if anyone has a few pics of different flesh colours in this variety. I haven't seen any colour variations in Peruvianus in Australia.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Fruiting Epiphyllum's.
« on: May 13, 2015, 07:51:49 AM »
This topic has drawn my interest for a while now and info on fruiting epis seems to be difficult to find. In this thread I'm looking for good/great fruit from named epis from growers who have a solid reputation. Not maybes or I think!! A lot of epis have excellent fruit with great hybrid potential.
This is one I've crossed already. Epi has the texture of Turkish Delight and similar flavour.  Variety is Argus, sourced from Matts Landscape.  Not huge but very nice.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Eating Dragonfruit pollen???
« on: December 29, 2014, 05:54:37 AM »
As a keen grower of Dragonfruit, I was wondering if anyone had given any thought to using the large amounts of pollen available for human consumption. I know there is a lot of talk about bee pollen and its associated health benefits and it would seem to me that fresh pollen should be just as beneficial as bee pollen, and for some months of the year, much easier to collect. Any thoughts?

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Dragonfruit disease.
« on: October 23, 2014, 02:26:08 AM »

Hi. I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about this type of thing or has ever seen it before. It has appeared on one of my plants and starts out as a small reddish brown dot and slowly radiates out from the centre in a circular fashion. Sometimes it will appear as an smudge with no shape at all. Affected area isn't raised or swollen. Up close when cut out, the discoloration seems to be in the veins of the flesh. Doesn't seem to affect the growth of the plant unless it occasionally starts to rot, at which point I cut it out and bin it. Plants growing close by have remained unaffected. Any ideas???

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Asunta, Namibia Orange, Frankies Red.
« on: October 30, 2013, 07:42:57 AM »
Hi all. I'm from Australia and I'm trying to get my hands on some hard to find dragonfruit cuttings. I'm hitting every garden/dragonfruit forum I can find in the hope that I find someone to help me out. At the moment I am chasing cuttings from Asunta, Namibia Orange and Frankies Red. Delivery would be to California. Any help or info would be great. Thanks, Anthony.

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