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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3125 on: September 10, 2020, 01:51:31 PM »
Hello Dragon fruits Experts, I bought a cutting of palora on ebay and it came like dry to me... do you think this cutting will succeed? give me hope please... it took me 2 weeks to get it as it was int shipping







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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3126 on: September 10, 2020, 01:55:30 PM »
Not an expert but it looks fine to me ! Should root

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« Reply #3127 on: September 10, 2020, 09:02:40 PM »
Not an expert but it looks fine to me ! Should root


Looks great go easy on the water until it roots.

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« Reply #3128 on: September 10, 2020, 10:16:36 PM »
thanks! hope that thing is really palora and not the mini one

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3129 on: September 10, 2020, 11:58:59 PM »
It looks like real palora.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3130 on: September 13, 2020, 08:05:02 PM »
Hello Guys do you think this is ripe? first fruit in 2 years lol



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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3131 on: September 13, 2020, 11:53:40 PM »
Hello Guys do you think this is ripe? first fruit in 2 years lol



Its ripe.  The fruit will feel floppy like a loose tooth when its ready to pick.

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« Reply #3132 on: September 13, 2020, 11:56:14 PM »
Looks like these palora seedling fruits are self pollinating.  Its been a few weeks and try made it through a crazy heat wave here.



This one is a new one I just tried called "Hana".  Its extra sweet and has a floral aftertaste.  Its pretty good for a white fruit.  Not my favorite but not bad.


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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3133 on: September 14, 2020, 12:15:48 AM »
Looks like these palora seedling fruits are self pollinating.  Its been a few weeks and try made it through a crazy heat wave here.

I bought some "palora" seeds off ebay gonna try to graft it onto a Vietnam white to see how it goes :).
I just read that the yellow df fruit takes up to 150 days to ripe :(. Now I want to keep looking for good red variety that takes less than half time to ripe, can you reccomend me a very good red variety??  Ps: I don't even know what variety is the fruit that I have lol tomorrow will cut and taste.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3134 on: September 14, 2020, 12:36:35 AM »
The purple guatemalan ones taste the best to me.  Dark red or white flesh types are not that good in my opinion.

Any purple guatemalan type is good.  Maybe you can get un named guatemalan cuttings locally. 

We have some in the US called dark star, cosmic charlie, hailys comet, condor, american beauty.  They are all similar purple types and grow quick and easy and taste the best to me.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3135 on: September 14, 2020, 12:57:23 AM »
I live in panama( central - south America) and it's easier for me to get a cutting from the US than locally, df are very rare here and not many people knows their existence 😩

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3136 on: September 14, 2020, 10:21:12 PM »
Hello, yesterday I did a cutting to propagate my old df, I did 2

one is like this 1 day after


and the other one like this


the question is , did I messed up on the first one? im seeing like oxidation dunno if its normal, first time to do this, im letting it dry before planting

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3137 on: September 15, 2020, 08:39:31 AM »


I'm excited for these megalanthus blooms but the fruit will probably not ripen properly given summer is almost over.  Maybe next year it will bloom earlier.




Here megalanthus blooms at the end of summer and beginning of fall and ripe through the next spring. In other places they ripe in winter, in my yard they didn't ripe so early so far, first ones are ready in April.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3138 on: September 15, 2020, 08:56:43 AM »
Hi guys. Do you think it is possible to graft several varieties on one dragonfruit? If this is possible, how many grafts can be done per plant?

As many as you want depending on the size of the rootstock, some varieties are more vigorous than others and will overgrow the slower ones. I have an old undatus in a big pot with 10 cvs grafted on it.
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« Reply #3139 on: September 15, 2020, 09:15:40 AM »
As many as you want depending on the size of the rootstock, some varieties are more vigorous than others and will overgrow the slower ones. I have an old undatus in a big pot with 10 cvs grafted on it.
It sounds promising! What is the best variety to use for a rootstock, or doesn't it matter? According to my observations, in my climate the best and fastest growing varieties are Cosmic Charlie and Delight. Can they be used as a rootstock?
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3140 on: September 15, 2020, 01:40:16 PM »
Anyone know where to find some Desert King cuttings?  Trying to round out my micro garden.  Iím already on the waiting lists for growdragonfruit.com but not sure how often they replenish.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3141 on: September 15, 2020, 02:30:41 PM »
As many as you want depending on the size of the rootstock, some varieties are more vigorous than others and will overgrow the slower ones. I have an old undatus in a big pot with 10 cvs grafted on it.
It sounds promising! What is the best variety to use for a rootstock, or doesn't it matter? According to my observations, in my climate the best and fastest growing varieties are Cosmic Charlie and Delight. Can they be used as a rootstock?

Yes, fastest varieties are the best IMO. The stronger the roostock, the better.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3142 on: September 22, 2020, 08:38:09 PM »
Go guys



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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3143 on: September 22, 2020, 09:48:10 PM »



Here we go

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3144 on: September 23, 2020, 08:47:38 AM »
Anyone know where to find some Desert King cuttings?  Trying to round out my micro garden.  Iím already on the waiting lists for growdragonfruit.com but not sure how often they replenish.

Have a producing desert king seedling, trialing it now. May sell some cuttings next year
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« Reply #3145 on: September 23, 2020, 11:40:26 PM »
Hello,

I have read all of the previous pages and was looking for a little assistance.

I have a dragon fruit plant that was gifted to me a number of years ago.  I have flowers and the plant does not set fruit, so I think I need a different pollinator. 
I have tried self pollinating with a paint brush but have not had luck so far.  I would greatly appreciate some ideas about the actual variety and possible pollinators.  It is about to bloom again, so if anyone near Fort Myers has any extra pollen, I am available to pick it up, or I can pay for postage.

The person who gifted it to me said it was a sweet pink/red.  The flowers are mostly white with a touch of yellow.

here is a picture of a previous flower

There are generally 1-2 thorns on most branches


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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3146 on: September 24, 2020, 03:55:46 PM »
Here's an update on the concrete DF posts.  It works ok without a top but if I was redoing this I would use a top since looping them over each other is a pain.  Its not pretty but it works. 



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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3147 on: September 24, 2020, 04:32:11 PM »

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« Reply #3148 on: September 24, 2020, 04:35:25 PM »
Go guys


What the actual hell???

360$ for a desert king seedling.  What a joke.  Ill have real desert king cuttings in spring for 15$
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3149 on: September 24, 2020, 05:17:28 PM »
Attach a fruit and your stock worths more.

 

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