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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #400 on: January 03, 2014, 10:35:40 AM »
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Is this Selenicereus setaceus species self fertile and productive? I was planing to get a rooted cutting maybe soon.

Yes, it is (self fertile and productive)... The fruit is small, but very sweet.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #401 on: January 03, 2014, 10:53:16 AM »
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Is this Selenicereus setaceus species self fertile and productive? I was planing to get a rooted cutting maybe soon.

Yes, it is (self fertile and productive)... The fruit is small, but very sweet.
I Aldomoro, congratulations! It's beautifull!  ;)

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #402 on: January 03, 2014, 12:37:14 PM »
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Is this Selenicereus setaceus species self fertile and productive? I was planing to get a rooted cutting maybe soon.

Yes, it is (self fertile and productive)... The fruit is small, but very sweet.
Thanks, just the info, I was looking for, but one more question.
 Is it better to grow it in a hangin pot or like regular dragon fruit/pitaya on a trellis/stake?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #403 on: January 08, 2014, 04:07:51 PM »
Just get a new one, a Bloody Mary dragon! I have 12 diferent var already!  ;D Tomorrow will post pic.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #404 on: January 08, 2014, 05:27:42 PM »
Nice, any root development yet, that you have notice on the ones, I sent to your earlier?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #405 on: January 08, 2014, 05:29:52 PM »
Nice, any root development yet, that you have notice on the ones, I sent to your earlier?
Hi my friend, they look nice, but no growing yet...  ???

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #406 on: January 08, 2014, 05:38:13 PM »
It takes them a while, but if it were the summer months, it would be pretty quick, from my experiences.

..........Well, as long as they aren't dry and dead, they should be still be good to go  :)

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #407 on: January 08, 2014, 11:35:52 PM »
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Is this Selenicereus setaceus species self fertile and productive? I was planing to get a rooted cutting maybe soon.

Yes, it is (self fertile and productive)... The fruit is small, but very sweet.


I think this may be the best tasting description of a Dragon Fruit variety that I've ever heard.

This probably puts it at the number one spot, at the very top of the best Pitaya fruit variety or near the top.

The next step would be to find the next number one Pitaya fruit variety. That would be a bigger sized fruit variety, with the same very sweet taste and with the other quality characteristics.
'Virtue' should be taught, learned and propagated, in order to save others and oneself.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #408 on: January 09, 2014, 11:11:04 AM »
Just get a new one, a Bloody Mary dragon! I have 12 diferent var already!  ;D Tomorrow will post pic.
Bloody mary cuting...


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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #409 on: January 09, 2014, 02:14:57 PM »
Just get a new one, a Bloody Mary dragon! I have 12 diferent var already!  ;D Tomorrow will post pic.

Why do you have 12 different Dragon Fruit varieties?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #410 on: January 09, 2014, 02:29:32 PM »
Just get a new one, a Bloody Mary dragon! I have 12 diferent var already!  ;D Tomorrow will post pic.

Why do you have 12 different Dragon Fruit varieties?
Well i didn't have none, but start to buy or trade, and in few time i have all this diferent ones... but there are any problem?  ;)

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #411 on: January 09, 2014, 04:45:22 PM »
Why do you have 12 different Dragon Fruit varieties?
Well i didn't have none, but start to buy or trade, and in few time i have all this diferent ones... but there are any problem?  ;)

No problem, just curious.

Do you plan to grow 12 different varieties of Dragon Fruit to maturity?

I am fairly new to growing Dragon Fruit. When I started, I collected every type of cutting I could get my hands on.
Eventually, it was time to repot some plants with trellis and start thinking about getting some fruit.
That is when I decided on which Dragon Fruit varieties I wanted to grow. Which is only 4 - 5 (two varieties with multiple plants, the others are pollinators).

I understand all about collecting. I have a collection of a dozen tropical clumping bamboo planted in my garden.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #412 on: January 09, 2014, 05:32:05 PM »
Why do you have 12 different Dragon Fruit varieties?
Well i didn't have none, but start to buy or trade, and in few time i have all this diferent ones... but there are any problem?  ;)

No problem, just curious.

Do you plan to grow 12 different varieties of Dragon Fruit to maturity?

I am fairly new to growing Dragon Fruit. When I started, I collected every type of cutting I could get my hands on.
Eventually, it was time to repot some plants with trellis and start thinking about getting some fruit.
That is when I decided on which Dragon Fruit varieties I wanted to grow. Which is only 4 - 5 (two varieties with multiple plants, the others are pollinators).

I understand all about collecting. I have a collection of a dozen tropical clumping bamboo planted in my garden.
Yes i plan to select the best fruit varieties, but it's too early... only when they fruitify i can decide... my plan is to turn on a producer here... there are no dragonfruit production here in Portugal.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #413 on: January 09, 2014, 07:30:47 PM »
Yes i plan to select the best fruit varieties, but it's too early... only when they fruitify i can decide... my plan is to turn on a producer here... there are no dragonfruit production here in Portugal.

Yes, I forgot the good reason to produce more cuttings for production!

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #414 on: January 09, 2014, 07:42:58 PM »
Hi guys



Here is my dragon fruit!!

Saw some lovely photos as well! We done guys!

Question I have for you dragon fruit lovers:
Have you are a flower where it just buldges??

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #415 on: January 09, 2014, 07:45:47 PM »
I have a lot more!

But here is the weird one I was referring too




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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #416 on: January 09, 2014, 09:16:11 PM »
Hi guys



Here is my dragon fruit!!




NICE!!   What do use for support?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #417 on: January 09, 2014, 10:03:26 PM »
Hi guys



Here is my dragon fruit!!




NICE!!   What do use for support?
From the picture, if you look closely, you can see it grown in that grey square container with some kind of trellis/stake support in the middle? Correct me if I'm wrong DaviB  :)

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #418 on: January 09, 2014, 11:02:02 PM »
Hi guys



Here is my dragon fruit!!




NICE!!   What do use for support?
From the picture, if you look closely, you can see it grown in that grey square container with some kind of trellis/stake support in the middle? Correct me if I'm wrong DaviB  :)



I too saw the container...  Interested in the support trellis.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #419 on: January 10, 2014, 12:16:00 AM »
 WOW!
Hi guys



Here is my dragon fruit!!

Saw some lovely photos as well! We done guys!

Question I have for you dragon fruit lovers:
Have you are a flower where it just buldges??

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #420 on: January 12, 2014, 12:00:46 AM »
I have a lot more!

But here is the weird one I was referring too





Davib

I'd love more information on how you grew this awesome dragon fruit. What size container, trellis, soil fertilizer etc.

Thanks!

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #421 on: January 26, 2014, 05:39:00 PM »
New Dragon Fruit web site:

Growing Dragonfruit
http://www.wowdragonfruit.com/growing-dragonfruit.html

The California Story
http://www.wowdragonfruit.com/the-california-story.html

Just sharing, Not my web site.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #422 on: January 26, 2014, 05:53:03 PM »
Hi guys



Here is my dragon fruit!!

Saw some lovely photos as well! We done guys!

Question I have for you dragon fruit lovers:
Have you are a flower where it just buldges??


Amazing, just beautiful !  and looks  super productive.  nice job.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #423 on: January 27, 2014, 06:01:06 PM »
Anyone have info on the Lisa #4 dragon fruit?  The vine seems to be a lot thicker than the rest of the varieties.  I suspect this is more heat and cold tolerant?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #424 on: January 27, 2014, 09:32:49 PM »
Does Lisa have a sweet or tart fruit?

What I heard was the thicker vines are actually more sensitive. In a hot day, it's more likely to start dying than the normal form. Think less surface area for the same volume, or more volume but the same surface area to dissipate heat.

I'm not sure if it's more cold-tolerant.

 

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