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bradflorida

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Dragon Fruit Problem
« on: May 29, 2012, 07:04:24 PM »
Recently, my Dragon Fruit cacti have developed white streaks.  Does anyone know what might be causing this?  They are in full sun (the top three feet) and get water every couple of days.

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Re: Dragon Fruit Problem
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 09:24:15 AM »
I have seen this on my dragon fruits.   I am not sure what causes this.  Sometimes, nothing comes of it.  However, I have noticed that this can symptom sometimes precludes decomposition of the fleshy areas.  If it gets worse or starts to get orange or brown, I would use a fungicide.
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Re: Dragon Fruit Problem
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 09:53:22 AM »
I have had this problem also...I noticed most of the time this would happen it seemed to be getting to much sun...I too would notice decomposing around the softer areas...I've heard from some sources that dragon fruit likes sandy soil and other sources say rich organic material...either way they need well draining soil..What is yours in?

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Re: Dragon Fruit Problem
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 11:12:35 AM »
It can be caused by too much water,it is fungal,kind of like dragon fruit anthracnose,You can call pine island nursery if you get a chance to speak with Erik,he gave a presentation last year at the rare fruit conference where this was a topic.He might be able to give you some ideas for a remedy.

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Re: Dragon Fruit Problem
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 09:37:54 PM »
Thanks guys, I appreciate your input.   Time for some copper sulfate, and to make sure I avoid overwatering :)

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