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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2975 on: August 23, 2019, 10:44:16 AM »
I apologize if itís not OK to ask but does anyone know if Mattís landscaping is closed? I spoke with him on 7/27/19 and placed a small order which he said heíd fill the next weekend. That was the last I heard about the order. Iíve called a few times but the recording says the mailbox is full. I havenít been charged so am not out anything. It seems like I need to give up on my order and look elsewhere.
Just curious about my experience though.
Thanks.

You might try Spicy Exotics.
https://www.spicyexotics.com
They have filled the gap left from Pine Island Nursery and Mattslandscape Dragon Fruit plant sales.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2976 on: August 23, 2019, 12:24:39 PM »
Thank you

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2977 on: August 24, 2019, 11:25:44 AM »
I apologize if itís not OK to ask but does anyone know if Mattís landscaping is closed?

I just found out that Mattslandscaping Epicacti Nursery in Fallbrook, CA is closed.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2978 on: August 28, 2019, 03:42:39 AM »
Hi guys! Today I received the cuttings of a Selenicereus megalanthus from a member of the Grapebush forum. I always rooted the dragon fruit in the sand, but this time I want to try to do it in perlite. Who has positive perlite rooting results? Is this a good idea or is it better to use sand?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2979 on: August 28, 2019, 10:02:26 AM »
Hi guys! Today I received the cuttings of a Selenicereus megalanthus from a member of the Grapebush forum. I always rooted the dragon fruit in the sand, but this time I want to try to do it in perlite. Who has positive perlite rooting results? Is this a good idea or is it better to use sand?


I just use well draining potting mix in a small pot and dont over water.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2980 on: August 28, 2019, 10:11:07 AM »
I just use well draining potting mix in a small pot and dont over water.
This is probably the easiest and safest way, I just thought that perlite would be a good alternative to sand, but before doing this I decided to find out if there were any positive results.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2981 on: August 28, 2019, 10:55:27 AM »
Hi guys! Today I received the cuttings of a Selenicereus megalanthus from a member of the Grapebush forum. I always rooted the dragon fruit in the sand, but this time I want to try to do it in perlite. Who has positive perlite rooting results? Is this a good idea or is it better to use sand?

Perlite is better than sand.

I prefer Perlite on the bottom and a little good draining potting soil on top.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2982 on: August 28, 2019, 01:11:55 PM »
Perlite is better than sand.
I prefer Perlite on the bottom and a little good draining potting soil on top.
I thought to do it in pure perlite, maybe I'll try it your way.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2983 on: August 31, 2019, 12:50:07 AM »
Hi guys! Today I received the cuttings of a Selenicereus megalanthus from a member of the Grapebush forum. I always rooted the dragon fruit in the sand, but this time I want to try to do it in perlite. Who has positive perlite rooting results? Is this a good idea or is it better to use sand?

Just make sure of 2 things:
1. Plant it with the correct end facing down into your rooting medium. Pretty sure the thorns should point up.
2. Use a more sandy mix on that particular cutting. You already have roots protruding and once you get some constant moisture on them, they should start to take off. The 'air roots' you see are the same as the sub-surface roots in structure, so they will continue to grow once wet, just minus the corked skin they produce when exposed to air. Remember, its not excess water that's harmful to these plants and their roots, its the bacteria and fungi that grow in the water. Ive rooted plenty of cuttings on nothing but straight water in a bucket. Its all about care.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2984 on: August 31, 2019, 11:09:52 AM »
Hi guys, one question:

Any of this varieties produce without hand pollination?

Palora
Sin Espinas
Pepino Dulce
Country Roads
Lisa
Frankieís red
Purple Haze
Physical Graffiti   

Thanks!
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2985 on: September 01, 2019, 02:34:50 AM »
Hi guys, one question:

Any of this varieties produce without hand pollination?

Palora
Sin Espinas
Pepino Dulce
Country Roads
Lisa
Frankieís red
Purple Haze
Physical Graffiti
 

Thanks!

Also I'm interested in know this about El Grullo, Godzilla and Pink Panther.

Thanks
Jose

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2986 on: September 01, 2019, 11:02:33 AM »
Hi guys, one question:

Any of this varieties produce without hand pollination?

Palora
Sin Espinas
Pepino Dulce
Country Roads
Lisa
Frankieís red
Purple Haze
Physical Graffiti   

Also I'm interested in know this about El Grullo, Godzilla and Pink Panther.

I think the Palora, Pepino Dulce, and Frankie's Red may be self fertile. Most of the rest I know are not.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2987 on: September 02, 2019, 01:18:56 AM »
Hi guys, one question:

Any of this varieties produce without hand pollination?

Palora
Sin Espinas
Pepino Dulce
Country Roads
Lisa
Frankieís red
Purple Haze
Physical Graffiti   

Also I'm interested in know this about El Grullo, Godzilla and Pink Panther.

I think the Palora, Pepino Dulce, and Frankie's Red may be self fertile. Most of the rest I know are not.

Thanks Ric, according to spicyexotics website Pink Panther also would be self fertile and able to self pollinate. 
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2988 on: September 02, 2019, 03:54:36 AM »
Pink Panther isnít self pollinating for me in Australia. My self pollinating varieties are Columbian Supreme, Yellow megalanthus, Frankieís Red, Vietnamese White, and Sugar Dragon .

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2989 on: September 02, 2019, 02:20:01 PM »
Pink Panther isnít self pollinating for me in Australia. My self pollinating varieties are Columbian Supreme, Yellow megalanthus, Frankieís Red, Vietnamese White, and Sugar Dragon .

Thanks! How good is Columbian Supreme?
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2990 on: September 02, 2019, 08:32:18 PM »
Hi guys, one question:

Any of this varieties produce without hand pollination?

Palora
Sin Espinas
Pepino Dulce
Country Roads
Lisa
Frankieís red
Purple Haze
Physical Graffiti   

Thanks!

In my experience Sin Espinosa, Lisa, Frankieís Red, Purple Haze and Physical Graffiti all require cross pollination. I am not growing the other three

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2991 on: September 03, 2019, 06:06:52 AM »
 Columbian Supreme is definitely one of my favourite reds! Has a perfumey, musky flavour that I really enjoy. The wife not so keen on it though, so itís a personal thing I suppose.

Frankieís Red has never not set fruit for me, even when flowering in winter when nothing is flowering. There are very few varieties that will set fruit without help, which is why Iím the crazy neighbor with the headlamp, wandering around the yard in the middle of the night! 🤪🤪

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2992 on: September 03, 2019, 01:25:05 PM »
Thank you both for the info, interesting that Frankie's Red behaves different in your locations.
Jose

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2993 on: September 03, 2019, 04:23:36 PM »





I am consistently amazed by dragonfruit flowers. I suppose this eventually gets old?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2994 on: September 05, 2019, 02:57:53 PM »
This has been working nicely for me to save the pollen from the bees.  Its flagging tape.  The stretchy stuff from home depot.  Actually this kind was off ebay and its texas brand.  Works good for tying yp dragonfruit plants to supports.  Has more stretch than tree tape. 



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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2995 on: September 08, 2019, 04:40:29 AM »
I apologize if itís not OK to ask but does anyone know if Mattís landscaping is closed?

I just found out that Mattslandscaping Epicacti Nursery in Fallbrook, CA is closed.

Not sure whatís happening with Mattís Landscape, but his website is still active and I could still place an order if I wanted to🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2996 on: September 08, 2019, 02:03:53 PM »
I apologize if itís not OK to ask but does anyone know if Mattís landscaping is closed?

I just found out that Mattslandscaping Epicacti Nursery in Fallbrook, CA is closed.

Not sure whatís happening with Mattís Landscape, but his website is still active and I could still place an order if I wanted to🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️
People have and been waiting 3 months

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2997 on: September 16, 2019, 06:22:36 PM »
I spent the weekend ripping out out some old bushes and ivy and then building a new trellis for the dragon fruit. I got some cuttings from spaugh and they have taken off pretty well. I will be potting them up in 25 gallon containers before moving to the trellis.












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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2998 on: September 16, 2019, 10:11:49 PM »




These which I believe to be the Golden Yellow variety are starting to pop up in stores now. Spotted these in a Asian market. Kinda pricey if I must say. I wonder what other varieties are they going to be importing in the future.
Oh these are from Vietnam.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2999 on: September 19, 2019, 09:04:17 AM »
After planting cuttings last year in a new RootBuilder bed I'm getting fruit and lots of flowers.  Would have more if I could remember to hand pollinate the flowers when they're ready.  Physical Grafitti is one flowering mofo.   I have a Sugar fruit too which does seem to be self fruitful.  They're 9' tall again, crawling up the polycarb and are ready for their 2nd haircut.  Varieties - Frankie's Red, Sugar, P.G., Santa Barbara Red.








 

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