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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2650 on: June 23, 2018, 08:21:39 PM »
Nice find.  Looks like the same thing.  To be honest I am not overly impressed with the flavor compared to a good red or purple but they are very sweet. Did you buy a plant?  Or already growing yellow megalanthus perhaps?

Not my picture or find.  I have put in an order with a friend for a couple plants.  Pomona, CA is a long way to nowhere for me.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2651 on: June 23, 2018, 08:25:02 PM »
Is Asunta 2 a slow grower for everyone else?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2652 on: June 24, 2018, 10:48:43 AM »
Seen in Pomona, California...


Are those from the Cal Poly Pomona nursery/farmers market? I know they have a part of their agriculture research campus dedicated to dragon fruit there.
Also, as a side note, those plants all look like thier are grown from seed, not cuttings. I wonder if they are self fertile or not.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2653 on: June 24, 2018, 12:37:57 PM »
Seen in Pomona, California...

Are those from the Cal Poly Pomona nursery/farmers market? I know they have a part of their agriculture research campus dedicated to dragon fruit there.
Also, as a side note, those plants all look like thier are grown from seed, not cuttings. I wonder if they are self fertile or not.

Yes.

Yes, these are seedlings.

Different individuals have planted seeds from fruit purchased in the U.S. One of those individuals is a student at Cal Poly.

It will be interesting to see how well the plants grow, how large the fruit will be, and if self fertile, questions answered.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2654 on: June 27, 2018, 08:00:31 PM »
Iím continplating buying some more dragon fruit cuttings like 3 years ago I planted purple haze and physical graffiti and they have flowered a bunch but only gave me fruit once. What do I need to do to get more fruit? I was thinking planting more varieties Maybe if I have American beauty, cosmic Charlie, Halleyís Comet, physical graffiti, and purple haze. Iíll have better luck fruiting?










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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2655 on: June 27, 2018, 08:47:10 PM »
Iím continplating buying some more dragon fruit cuttings like 3 years ago I planted purple haze and physical graffiti and they have flowered a bunch but only gave me fruit once. What do I need to do to get more fruit? I was thinking planting more varieties Maybe if I have American beauty, cosmic Charlie, Halleyís Comet, physical graffiti, and purple haze. Iíll have better luck fruiting?









So being in Florida and you growing about 3 years, the wood didn't rot?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2656 on: June 27, 2018, 10:51:00 PM »
Does that stuff only work on particular type of ants?  I have at least 2 differwnt types of ants here.  The red/brown ones bite and sting real bad and chew up DF vines.  The black ones seem fairly harmless but they still farm aphids and piss me off bad.  I really just want to eradicate them in my greenhouse and around outdoor DF plants.
I have 2-3 types and the combo Extinguish with Bifenthrin works for all the ones I have

The ant poisons are working good in the greenhouse but still having a hard time killing them off around the DF plants outside.  The fire ants are all over my DF flower chewing them up.  Cant get rid of those bastards.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2657 on: June 27, 2018, 11:33:26 PM »
I'm having the same problem they're chewing up all the new growth

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2658 on: June 27, 2018, 11:48:34 PM »
Are yours red ants?  I guess so since I never see the black ones do it.  If you have the red biting ants or brown red the extinguish works.  I think I just need to put more around the outside pots.  Totally cleared up my greenhouse.  So happy about that.  The ants were farming aphids on my young trees and ruining them.  Anywhere you see a red ant hole sprinkle the extinguish on their hole.  And broadcast around your DF pots.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2659 on: June 28, 2018, 09:20:20 AM »
Bifenthrin or permethrin as a drench.  Both are low toxic, have little to no PHI and kick ass.

Amdro or Extinguish Plus for a bait are the best ant killers.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2660 on: June 28, 2018, 11:17:31 AM »
Iím continplating buying some more dragon fruit cuttings like 3 years ago I planted purple haze and physical graffiti and they have flowered a bunch but only gave me fruit once. What do I need to do to get more fruit? I was thinking planting more varieties Maybe if I have American beauty, cosmic Charlie, Halleyís Comet, physical graffiti, and purple haze. Iíll have better luck fruiting?

If the varieties are too closely related, they may need something different for proper pollination.  I believe most red varieties need another pollinator.  I am growing a white variety for this reason, although my generic LaVerne Pink is self-fruitful, I'm hoping to expand the varieties that I have in the future.
LaVerne Manila Mango; Pixie Crunch, Honeycrisp & Gala Apple Trees; Violette De Bordeaux & Black Mission Fig; Santa Rosa Plum & Snow Queen Nectarine; Nagami Kumquat, Pixie Tangerine, Lemon, Australian Finger Lime & Washington Navel Citrus; White & Red Dragon Fruit; Miracle Berry Plant

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2661 on: June 28, 2018, 12:30:16 PM »
Bifenthrin or permethrin as a drench.  Both are low toxic, have little to no PHI and kick ass.

Amdro or Extinguish Plus for a bait are the best ant killers.

I put out some extinguish and did bifen circles around the DF planters and ants are iff the vines today.  My S8 flowers were getting chewed up by these ants. 
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2662 on: June 28, 2018, 01:12:29 PM »
Iím continplating buying some more dragon fruit cuttings like 3 years ago I planted purple haze and physical graffiti and they have flowered a bunch but only gave me fruit once. What do I need to do to get more fruit? I was thinking planting more varieties Maybe if I have American beauty, cosmic Charlie, Halleyís Comet, physical graffiti, and purple haze. Iíll have better luck fruiting?

If the varieties are too closely related, they may need something different for proper pollination.  I believe most red varieties need another pollinator.  I am growing a white variety for this reason, although my generic LaVerne Pink is self-fruitful, I'm hoping to expand the varieties that I have in the future.

So I need to get white fleshed variety as a pollinater?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2663 on: June 28, 2018, 03:12:58 PM »
My red has many fruits. White has not flowered.
How are white variety going to help with cross pollination?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2664 on: June 28, 2018, 03:26:42 PM »
I recommend sugar dragon it's a perfect pollinator

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2665 on: June 28, 2018, 03:52:09 PM »
Cool Iíll take your advice, Where could I get a sugar dragon cutting?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2666 on: June 28, 2018, 04:13:00 PM »
I probably have some S8 available.  Seems to be the most vigorous and fruitfull type also. 
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2667 on: June 28, 2018, 06:46:53 PM »


YouTube video:
https://youtu.be/23lcqZlhukY

Grafting a piece of Giant Megalanthus Dragon Fruit from a piece of fruit bought in a store.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2668 on: June 28, 2018, 08:16:16 PM »
That demo looks good. Where do you buy DF with a tip like that?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2669 on: June 28, 2018, 08:21:59 PM »
That demo looks good. Where do you buy DF with a tip like that?

Whole Foods, Vallarta, Ranch 99, and other Asian grocery stores.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2670 on: June 28, 2018, 11:25:03 PM »
Yea they are really vigorous growers and they give fruit really quick. Got these sugar Dragon cuttings 5 months ago






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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2671 on: June 28, 2018, 11:36:20 PM »
Is delight self fertile? Some people say it is but some say it's not. I have some buds on mine just want to make sure. it's a fast grower I bought it February just under 2ft and now it giving out fruit




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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2672 on: June 29, 2018, 01:20:25 AM »
Havenít really looked much into this thread. I have about 8 different types growing. Was checking on them today when I saw ants farming aphids on the flowers. I couldnít believe it - I thought they needed tender green growth.  I took a photo to post but then saw that others are having the same problem. Guess itís not just me. Glad theyíre not red ants though


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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2673 on: June 29, 2018, 06:48:51 AM »
My red has many fruits. White has not flowered.
How are white variety going to help with cross pollination?
If you have a red fleshed variety and a white fleshed variety, they should have no problem pollinating each other, as long as they flower at the same time, Or at least close to each other. Itís pretty simple - if theyíre not the same variety, the pollen will work.
Growing dragonfruit is pretty simple, if you have 2 different flowers at the same time, and you lend a hand to pollinate, you will get fruit.
If they donít flower at the same time, you need to save pollen for when the other variety flowers. I have over 45 varieties and sometimes things donít go right, no different pollen , and so I end up with no fruit!
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #2674 on: June 29, 2018, 06:54:05 AM »
Is delight self fertile? Some people say it is but some say it's not. I have some buds on mine just want to make sure. it's a fast grower I bought it February just under 2ft and now it giving out fruit



I havenít found Delight to be self fertile for me in Queensland,Australia. I try to cross pollinate every flower as it tends to guarantee fruit set and fruit size is substantially bigger as well.

 

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