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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3025 on: January 16, 2020, 11:14:43 AM »
Today I saw on Instagram this is called Pitaya Costela. Has anyone heard of this?
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3026 on: January 16, 2020, 03:33:35 PM »
WOW! Thank's!   ;D

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3027 on: January 16, 2020, 05:15:19 PM »
Looks like Selenicereus anthonyanus.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3028 on: January 17, 2020, 01:27:01 AM »
Looks like Selenicereus anthonyanus.
I think you're right, this is very similar to Selenicereus Anthonyanus
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3029 on: February 05, 2020, 05:44:40 PM »
If you guys are looking for extra info, I wrote a post about how to grow dragon fruit that might be helpful! https://plantinstructions.com/tropical-fruit/how-to-grow-dragon-fruit

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3030 on: February 26, 2020, 02:45:44 AM »
Hi guys, today I am making pots for dragonfruit, I have a question. What is the best rack height as shown in the photo?
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3031 on: February 26, 2020, 03:50:30 AM »
I'm no expert but I've seen different heights from really short to pretty tall. It probably comes down to preference and ease of harvesting and maintenance. Mine is around 4 1/2 or 5 feet tall, I'm going to be up potting some cuttings from last year and I plan on making the post maybe a foot shorter.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3032 on: February 26, 2020, 03:55:54 AM »
I'm no expert but I've seen different heights from really short to pretty tall. It probably comes down to preference and ease of harvesting and maintenance. Mine is around 4 1/2 or 5 feet tall, I'm going to be up potting some cuttings from last year and I plan on making the post maybe a foot shorter.
Thanks for your reply. I think 5 feet will be the best height. Maybe someone else will give advice.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3033 on: February 26, 2020, 11:32:54 AM »
5ft is a nice height.  You want to be able to easily reach over the top support to trim up the vines.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3034 on: February 26, 2020, 12:25:05 PM »
5ft is a nice height.  You want to be able to easily reach over the top support to trim up the vines.
Brad, I have to keep my plants in the greenhouse during the cold season, if the height is above 5 feet, this will be a problem for me.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3035 on: February 26, 2020, 12:54:36 PM »
5ft is a nice height.  You want to be able to easily reach over the top support to trim up the vines.
Brad, I have to keep my plants in the greenhouse during the cold season, if the height is above 5 feet, this will be a problem for me.

Thrn make it 4ft, it doesnt really matter that much.  Moving dragonfruit plants is a big pain though so plan accordingly.  They are heavy, sharp, awkward.  Not a fun plant to move around. 
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3036 on: February 26, 2020, 01:13:21 PM »
5ft is a nice height.  You want to be able to easily reach over the top support to trim up the vines.
Brad, I have to keep my plants in the greenhouse during the cold season, if the height is above 5 feet, this will be a problem for me.

Thrn make it 4ft, it doesnt really matter that much.  Moving dragonfruit plants is a big pain though so plan accordingly.  They are heavy, sharp, awkward.  Not a fun plant to move around.
Unfortunately, there are no other methods to grow dragonfruit in Russia. Thank you for your advice, I will take this into account.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3037 on: February 26, 2020, 01:49:20 PM »
hi brad thanks for the plants they look great
the guy from spicy exotics says his are 5 feet

also this guy has them at 4 feet here s a video for referance
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBAcsFWeMEg&t=101s


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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3038 on: February 27, 2020, 02:36:57 AM »
Guys, I have another question. What land is better to use for dragonfruit? I make a mixture of cow compost and perlite, but a Brazilian farmer told me it was better to use coconut and sand. What are your opinions on this?
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