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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #550 on: May 19, 2014, 09:47:56 AM »
Is 5 hours of sunlight enough for dragonfruit?
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #551 on: May 19, 2014, 01:03:36 PM »
Is 5 hours of sunlight enough for dragonfruit?
It may not be enough to induce flowering. I have always heard 10 hours. You can always try and if not enough, provide supplement lighting for the missing hours.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #552 on: May 19, 2014, 02:10:05 PM »
maybe I can let them grow up and over the roof area (15ft) ...then they will get more sun. 
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #553 on: May 19, 2014, 02:19:36 PM »
maybe I can let them grow up and over the roof area (15ft) ...then they will get more sun.

If you have some palm trees you can grow them up the trunks.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #554 on: May 19, 2014, 02:42:54 PM »
maybe I can let them grow up and over the roof area (15ft) ...then they will get more sun.

If you have some palm trees you can grow them up the trunks.


So, then I would just need to build a ring/crown around the trunk at a certain height so the limbs can hang over?
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #555 on: May 19, 2014, 05:48:59 PM »

If you have some palm trees you can grow them up the trunks.

and climb the palm tree to pollinate the flowers and later to pick the fruit.   ::)

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #556 on: May 19, 2014, 05:52:28 PM »

If you have some palm trees you can grow them up the trunks.

and climb the palm tree to pollinate the flowers and later to pick the fruit.   ::)

Self pollinating varieties and a ladder and or a pole fruit picker.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #557 on: May 19, 2014, 06:20:07 PM »
maybe I can let them grow up and over the roof area (15ft) ...then they will get more sun.


If you have some palm trees you can grow them up the trunks.



So, then I would just need to build a ring/crown around the trunk at a certain height so the limbs can hang over?


Buy a bunch of these  ;)




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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #558 on: May 19, 2014, 07:04:40 PM »
maybe I can let them grow up and over the roof area (15ft) ...then they will get more sun.

If you have some palm trees you can grow them up the trunks.


So, then I would just need to build a ring/crown around the trunk at a certain height so the limbs can hang over?

I am growing dragon fruit up various queen and coconut palm trees. I plan to grow it straight up the trunk. When it has gone up a good 6-10ft, I plan to detach sections and let them hang. Reinforcing the vines with flexible rope/wire.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #559 on: May 20, 2014, 10:36:24 PM »
I can't wait for the day when one of these organizations/people that are growing hundreds of Dragon Fruits from seed, in the USA, when they announce the good news that they've selected a new DF variety with a sweetness that rivals that of mango or lychee or jackfruit or...
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #560 on: May 20, 2014, 10:50:23 PM »
leooel u got a reference to that?   would like 2 know more.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #561 on: May 20, 2014, 10:54:58 PM »
Maybe I'll grow what I truly want, the yellow dragonfruit, and a 'Condor' dargonfruit.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #562 on: May 26, 2014, 09:18:54 PM »
First flower! Hand pollinated with a paint brush. Raining tonight so hopefully bugs come out later and finish the job if i didnt do a good enough one. Unknown Var, sold from nursery as a 'Good variety. White flesh'

...forgot picture haha



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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #563 on: May 26, 2014, 09:55:40 PM »
Congratulations on your first dragonfruit flower!

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #564 on: May 27, 2014, 04:57:37 PM »


I have been having problems with fruit fly maggots. Got these very cheep on ebay [ ~$5.60/50 ] & I am testing but seems like may not be big en ought; was hard to get on but that do to the scale on the fruit.
The pore size of the netting is very small, perhaps spider mites could get in? Also wonder if heat build up will be a problem?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #565 on: May 27, 2014, 05:00:42 PM »

I have been having problems with fruit fly maggots. Got these very cheep on ebay [ ~$5.60/50 ] & I am testing but seems like may not be big en ought; was hard to get on but that do to the scale on the fruit.
The pore size of the netting is very small, perhaps spider mites could get in? Also wonder if heat build up will be a problem?


How big are the netting?

What are they intended for?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #566 on: May 27, 2014, 05:07:28 PM »
The bags are 5 X 7 " & the netting very fine/ bags used for gifts

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #567 on: May 27, 2014, 05:37:49 PM »
The bags are 5 X 7 " & the netting very fine/ bags used for gifts


For larger size bags you can use 1 gallon paint strainer bags.




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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #568 on: May 27, 2014, 09:00:02 PM »
The problem is the cost. What I am using is about 10 cents/bag delivered.
but may have to bite the bigger bullet?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #569 on: May 29, 2014, 05:11:14 PM »
And so it starts...
Dark Star has 18 flowers opening tonight.
About a week and a half ago, I started counting flower buds on the DS, gave up counting at 52.


Physical Graffiti has 12 flowers opening tonight.


Purple Haze has 7 flowers opening tonight.


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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #570 on: May 29, 2014, 05:13:20 PM »
WOW!!


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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #571 on: May 29, 2014, 08:31:57 PM »
when rooting cuttings, does one have to make the cut at the node (small branch like section between "pads") or can the cut just be made as a cross section of the stalk?  In other words, if i have a DF vine that has two sections (sorry i don't know what to call them off hand), but is 3 ft long, can I make several cuttings from it, or only 2 cuttings, one for each section?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #572 on: May 29, 2014, 09:05:21 PM »
You can cut anywhere. The size of your pieces will determine how fast they'll grow to maturity. If you make a small enough piece, it will revert to a juvenile state where new growth is thin and fuzzy rather than with thicker thorns.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #573 on: May 29, 2014, 10:41:34 PM »
You can cut anywhere. The size of your pieces will determine how fast they'll grow to maturity. If you make a small enough piece, it will revert to a juvenile state where new growth is thin and fuzzy rather than with thicker thorns.

Speaking of "thin and fuzzy"...  all of the DF I grew from seed (in Sept. 2011) is still in the juvenile state.   :-\

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #574 on: May 29, 2014, 11:08:06 PM »
I took this photo just before sunset this evening of some flowers getting ready to open for the evening. These are all a white fleshed variety that has overgrown my orchid house. This will be the 3rd night of blooms with more to come tomorrow night. Maybe it has already been mentioned in this very long thread, but my experience has been that most flowering occurs around the full moon. It's interesting to note that last evening was the new moon.



 

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