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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3150 on: September 24, 2020, 05:24:05 PM »
My friend grabbed some DK cuttings in Israel and grows them. He can't give away cuttings now. They may have been marketed a bit hard and over-exposed and he doesn't rank them as anywhere near his best varieties.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3151 on: September 24, 2020, 05:42:44 PM »
My friend grabbed some DK cuttings in Israel and grows them. He can't give away cuttings now. They may have been marketed a bit hard and over-exposed and he doesn't rank them as anywhere near his best varieties.

Sounds like a lot of DF types.

I think the dark stars, purple haze, condors, etc are the best ones. 
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3152 on: September 24, 2020, 06:38:47 PM »
My friend grabbed some DK cuttings in Israel and grows them. He can't give away cuttings now. They may have been marketed a bit hard and over-exposed and he doesn't rank them as anywhere near his best varieties.

Huh, good to know.  Still curious though.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3153 on: September 24, 2020, 11:19:27 PM »
S-8 Sugar dragon is my personal fav. Its the only one i can actually do things with besides just eating it. We had dragon fruit ice cream and replaced cranberry sauce with it last year at Thanksgiving.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3154 on: September 26, 2020, 10:03:57 AM »
Is there a good way to identify good cross pollinators?  Are sugar dragon and the purples likely to bloom at the same time?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3155 on: September 26, 2020, 11:53:05 AM »
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$

Does dessert king actually worth it to grow in terms of flavor? aside from beign hard to get

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3156 on: September 26, 2020, 06:04:19 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$

Does dessert king actually worth it to grow in terms of flavor? aside from beign hard to get
That's not a dessert king.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3157 on: September 27, 2020, 02:43:16 PM »
2lb. Fruit.  Any experts know what fruit this is?  Purple inside.  So good I donít often share.  Growing dragonfruit in Florida is as easy as putting a piece in the ground next to a palm and just coming back in 2-3 years to pick fruit.  It is a zero input fruiting plant here for us.





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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3158 on: September 27, 2020, 03:06:18 PM »
Its a purple guatemalan type.  They taste the best and easy to grow. 
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3159 on: September 27, 2020, 08:33:41 PM »
Thatís some beautiful land Fog Valley!

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3160 on: October 10, 2020, 05:37:27 AM »







Sugar Dragon putting out its first flowers of the season tonight. Only 2, but plenty more on the way in the next few days. Always a solid producer and one of the best varieties around! 👍

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3161 on: October 10, 2020, 09:15:12 AM »
That is pretty early in the season to be having flowers. What is sugar dragon like?
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3162 on: October 11, 2020, 04:32:57 AM »
Only a small fruit(100-150gm),  but definitely a top quality dragonfruit. Was a bit late flowering this year. First buds appeared in late August last year. Great cropper. Pretty much has buds constantly throughout the season. Self fertile too!

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3163 on: October 11, 2020, 08:33:15 AM »
Some of my experiments with Palora graftings and seedlings, all were grafted/sown in April 2019.

 
This is a grafting of a Palora from Ecuador bought in a supermarket:



The other one that took, this one was slower, didn't start to push until few weeks ago, but it was my fault. I forgot about it and let it in a grown adult undatus, when I cut the stem, cut out the rootstock buds and put the piece to root and grow alone, one Palora bud pushed eventually, I think the other 2 buds will push also because the rootstock keeps producing flushes (that I take out).




This is a seedling of these Paloras, named #Pal3, is the most vigorous of all of them and I just found its first flower bud, 17 months after I sown the seed. I don't know if this is within the average time or is more precocious than usual, the other dozen of seedlings are neither so vigorous nor precocious but here we are just starting blossom season for megalanthus so we'll see...










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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3164 on: October 11, 2020, 10:49:14 AM »
Its a purple guatemalan type.  They taste the best and easy to grow.

Thank you Brad.  I am glad to know I planted the right DF.  They look like the Giant Purple Mike T talks about that fetch high dollar in Australia.  Do you happen to know what brand names these are commonly sold as?



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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3165 on: October 18, 2020, 04:55:42 PM »



Does anyone know what kind of bug is doing this to my Dragon fruit? First time seeing this

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3166 on: October 18, 2020, 05:02:54 PM »
Sure looks like one of the expensive fruits I have seen and they are not sold with a variety name. It isn't the purple princess or the 'palnerston purple' I referred to, however.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3167 on: October 24, 2020, 11:10:19 PM »
hello everyone I just got an israel yellow cutting and im having a hard time trying to figure out which side is top can anyone help me ?







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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3168 on: October 25, 2020, 01:15:26 AM »
Thorn was pointing up in your picture.
So you were holding it right.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3169 on: October 25, 2020, 03:07:38 PM »
Thorn was pointing up in your picture.
So you were holding it right.

thanks! ;)

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3170 on: October 25, 2020, 03:44:04 PM »
I was having the same issue with one the other day and saw a video talking about the sides being like mountains and the thorns are at the top of the mountains and pointing up.  It is a real learning process for me at least.

Out of curiosity, I wonder what would happen if a mid cutting were planted upside down.  Just wonder as they also speak of Dragons having air roots as well.  Wonder if it would turn itself around somehow with air roots or just die off.   

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #3171 on: October 26, 2020, 12:20:37 PM »
I just learnt a very useful trick, just place the cutting in front of a bright lamp and if the veins are pointing up then you are good to go




 

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