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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what variety is this dragonfruit?
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:53:41 PM »
This is where stuff gets confusing. I have 4 different varieties that exhibit flat, Epi style growth but my Pink Panther is all thick, three sided growth. Flat growth on Sugardragon, Purple Haze, Cosmic Charlie and Halleys Comet. All visibly different plants and all purchased from a very reliable grower .

Rann those things are posted btw.
Thanks for that. Hope you have a great Xmas.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what variety is this dragonfruit?
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:47:35 PM »
This is where stuff gets confusing. I have 4 different varieties that exhibit flat, Epi style growth but my Pink Panther is all thick, three sided growth. Flat growth on Sugardragon, Purple Haze, Cosmic Charlie and Halleys Comet. All visibly different plants and all purchased from a very reliable grower . 

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what variety is this dragonfruit?
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:10:13 PM »
The only picture I could find of Pink Panther was on Leo Manuel' s yard tour 10/26/12, on this forum. Only shows the outside of the fruit and a little bit of plant growth attached to the fruit. The fruit is covered by numerous thorns. Very hard to find pictures of this particular variety. Maybe the Aztec Gem and the Red Fox Pink are the seedlings of Pink Panther rather than cutting grown plants from the original Pink Panther, since I assume they are both from Red Fox in Nanango and have similar but not identical features. As far as I am aware the Pink Diamond variety grown by Tamborine dragonfruit farm is a seedling from an original Pink Panther fruit. I haven't seen any spines on it but the fruits are pretty impressive in size and colour.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what variety is this dragonfruit?
« on: December 23, 2014, 04:25:47 AM »


Thanks guys the skin is dull orange when ripe.Rannman that one does look similar and mine has no spines.
I didn't realise it had spines but they were there towards the base of the fruit. About 1cm long, very fine and hard to see unless you are looking for them(on young fruit). Pretty fragile and easy to accidentally knock off. Plant growth looks almost identical. Haven't seen a ripe fruit yet but will soon so will post a pic when it happens. Supposed to be a small but tasty fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what variety is this dragonfruit?
« on: December 23, 2014, 03:38:28 AM »
Is this it??


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: what variety is this dragonfruit?
« on: December 23, 2014, 03:20:21 AM »




I can't remember where I got one of my dragonfruit from.It is small and sweet tasting and I presume a yellow x red.It is fairly distinctive and does the variety or look ring any bells with anyone?
Hi Mike, looks exactly like my Aztec Gem that I picked up from Red fox at Nanango. I have my first 4 fruit on now. Does it have spines on the base of the fruit?

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Thornless would be ideal. Fruit must be red. Buying.

cheers

Will split expenses with you if you can get your hands on the red.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: November 02, 2014, 09:44:31 PM »
Just out of curiosity, does anyone have an opinion on whether an Epiphyllum/Hylocereus cross fruit would have a longer ripening time compared to a Hylocereus fruit?? 


This plant was grown from Asunta seed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: October 26, 2014, 08:16:46 AM »
Hi. I just thought I'd share a photo of an Australian grown variety called Jade Red. Quite easy to look at.




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragonfruit disease.
« on: October 23, 2014, 07:02:59 AM »
I thought that would be the case. Would you recommend systemic treatment or just a spray over the affected area?

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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???

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: September 08, 2014, 09:47:44 PM »
They are flowers.

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Dragon Fruit Cuttings
« on: August 27, 2014, 03:43:20 AM »
Anyone know a good place to buy dragon fruit cuttings?

I'm trying to buy purple haze, Halley comet, pepino dulce, and rixford hylocereus.
Matts Landscape has all the Varieties you could ever need(almost).

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:07:21 AM »
Are they Frankies Red x Condor seedlings as it says on the jar. Should be a great cross if that's right. I've never seen seedlings grown like that. I chose the strongest 50+ seedlings and put them straight into small pots, then heaps of Sun. Doesn't seem to worry them at all. Just like these ones that are almost 4 months old. These are Pink Diamond cross with a wild,extra sweet white.


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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rain Forest Pearl (Hybrid Finger Lime)
« on: August 08, 2014, 07:35:23 AM »
Thanks Starling, I'll check it out.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rain Forest Pearl (Hybrid Finger Lime)
« on: August 08, 2014, 06:34:52 AM »
Thanks Starling. I thought the 4 fingerprints stuff up might have thrown you off. Do those varieties do well in the ground or better in containers?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Rain Forest Pearl (Hybrid Finger Lime)
« on: August 08, 2014, 06:04:51 AM »
People are catching on to varieties here and I see at the hardware supermarket the trashy old Rainforest Pearl is not shifting much even at $12 a tree. By contrast Red Champagne gets sold out fast even a higher price.

Mike if you come across any red champagne/chartreuse etc, grab them for me and I'll paypal you. They sell out pretty much instantly at all the bunnings down here, and are hard to get.
Hi Mike and Starling1. Off the top of your heads, what would be the top 4 fingerprints varieties I should look for in relation to flavour for growing around the Lockyer Valley. Thanks, Anthony.

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You are at the top of the list, Starling. With the sweetness of the Megalanthus and the musky awesome flavour of some of my reds, something good must eventuate. Time will tell hopefully.

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Just out of curiosity, what sort of hybrid/cross are you looking for. And if anyone has a special hybrid available, can I have one to. But seriously, if all goes well with flowering, I am hoping to do a number of Megalanthus crosses this year with some of my best red flesh varieties. In a few years I will hopefully have something to offer under this topic.

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I have not had a problem with raccoons and squirrels, but for rats and mice in plague proportions in western Queensland, Australia, we find that a cement and icing sugar 50/50 mix does the trick. They eat it, walk through it and lick it off their fur. Works a treat.

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Hi Starling1, what do you mean by orange and red megalanthus? Two different varieties or just the Frankies Red.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:36:56 AM »
Hi Simon, just out of curiosity, are your Frankies Red self pollinated or crossed.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 19, 2014, 05:06:40 AM »
Here's a picture of a Frankie's Red flower when it's starting to open.
Simon






Hi Simon. Looking forward to seeing the results of your flowering Frankies Red. I received a cutting from you last year and it is now 7 feet tall. It has grown really well through our winter and I am hoping it will flower this year or early next year. Keep us posted. Thanks again.


You're welcome Ranman, I'm glad the cutting is doing well for you. I have no other dragonfruit varieties with open flowers right now so Frankie's Red will have to be self pollinating if I am to get fruit. If none of these flowers set fruit, I will have to assume that they require cross pollination. I've never tasted a Red x Yellow dragonfruit so I am very eager to try this Frankie's Red. I may even try to cross this Frankies Red with a Halleys Comet in the hopes of getting larger fruit but removing the male anthers, bagging individual flowers and growing out countless seedlings seems like a lot of work:(
Simon
Hi Simon, the growth of the Frankies Red has been impressive and I am looking forward to hopefully getting a few flowers in the coming summer. Like you, I am hoping to cross some of my other varieties with the Frankies in the hope of getting something special. I will hopefully have over 40 different varieties flower this year and I am hoping to cross as many as I can, and after a few emails with a grower in Israel, a cross with the yellow megalanthus and the Frankies Red would be brilliant.  Hopefully good things to come. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing pics of your Frankies fruit.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black Goji (Lycium ruthenicum Murr.)
« on: July 18, 2014, 07:04:39 AM »
My first lot of blue goji arrived today:







Hi Dann.  Recently received a pack of Black Goji and I am looking forward to seeing how they go in the Queensland climate. Germination was extremely quick and so far, even with transplanting at the cotyledon stage(3 days after germination) there has been no loss. Plants were germinated in full Sun(winter here at the moment) and look great. Biggest fear is that this will become a weed due to its rapid germination and high strike rate(100%) if birds are allowed to eat it.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 18, 2014, 06:45:11 AM »
Here's a picture of a Frankie's Red flower when it's starting to open.
Simon






Hi Simon. Looking forward to seeing the results of your flowering Frankies Red. I received a cutting from you last year and it is now 7 feet tall. It has grown really well through our winter and I am hoping it will flower this year or early next year. Keep us posted. Thanks again.

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