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SandyL

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2625 on: May 31, 2018, 02:51:06 AM »
I don't know much about the Haughton variety, other than I think its one of the 2 parent varieties of the S-8 plant, but I do know that the S-8 Sugar Dragon variety, which your plant looks quite similar to, is self fertile, and a very good pollinator for all other varieties Ive heard of. Does this plant have a single thorn in most points, thick and woody, like a rose's thorn, not spiny like a traditional cactus? Darker green skin, but leaning a bit more towards a greyer green as opposed to more of a leafy, emerald green? Its kinda hard to get a scope of the overall plant from the closeup.


That's what I heard too!
I'm not sure about the thorn. I tried looking for the thorns but there's none left. But the plant itself is like what you described, green but leans toward the grey side.



I've got about 75% self pollination and self fertilization on my Houghton this year. If you pollinate with it's own pollen you will get nearly 100%. Good luck. You can save the pollen for a while in the fridge also.


Hey Mark!!!
How you doing? Out already have flowers! I envy your weather   😁
Thanks sooo much for the cuttings and I can't believe it already set out a bud!
In about 2 weeks I guess as mentioned, I'll be able to see if the bud took or not and I'll definitely pollinate it! Hopefully I will have fruit to try this year!

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2626 on: May 31, 2018, 03:21:52 PM »
Got a Bud at bottom of the dragon fruit


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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2627 on: June 07, 2018, 02:40:20 AM »
Got a Bud at bottom of the dragon fruit



Nice!! Hope yours set and gives you fruit!! I just planted my S8 but no buds on that one yet.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2628 on: June 14, 2018, 07:29:23 AM »
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2629 on: June 14, 2018, 04:52:59 PM »
Here is a video showing 8 months progress on my bed of dragon fruit and pineapple. DF is an unnamed pink fleshed variety with average size and flavor which was seen to be self fertile in my area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bAZqhqw2U

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2630 on: June 15, 2018, 08:10:18 AM »
Here is a video showing 8 months progress on my bed of dragon fruit and pineapple. DF is an unnamed pink fleshed variety with average size and flavor which was seen to be self fertile in my area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bAZqhqw2U

Very nice setup!  You've put a lot of work and design planning into that project.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2631 on: June 15, 2018, 10:26:52 AM »
Here is a video showing 8 months progress on my bed of dragon fruit and pineapple. DF is an unnamed pink fleshed variety with average size and flavor which was seen to be self fertile in my area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bAZqhqw2U

Amazing garden.  Thanks for the video.
Brad Spaugh

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2632 on: June 15, 2018, 10:04:36 PM »
I looked at my dragon fruits and saw some really small flower buds forming.
Lots of them.
I should be happy but I have a trip coming up in about a week or so and I will be gone for another week or two.
I looked up the old posting and it appears like from an inch long bud to open flowers is about 2 weeks.  I assume that from bud to open flowers will be between 2 and 3 weeks.  Is this correct?
Any chance it will take longer? up to 4 weeks?  or should I be looking for a friend who will help pollinate while I am away.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2633 on: Today at 06:10:05 AM »
Just out of curiosity, does anyone in the Florida area grow/sell the Ax variety of dragonfruit?
Thanks, Anthony

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2634 on: Today at 04:20:46 PM »
Just out of curiosity, does anyone in the Florida area grow/sell the Ax variety of dragonfruit?
Thanks, Anthony
I grow Ax and others here in Florida

 

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