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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #75 on: August 06, 2012, 12:31:51 PM »
Thought I should join in on the fun  ;D










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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #76 on: August 06, 2012, 12:39:24 PM »
Thought I should join in on the fun  ;D












Nice pictures! I wish I had some flowers :(. The Cereus repandus is starting to push out flower buds though.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2012, 12:49:17 PM »
fruit set is not good for me. even hand pollinated flowers feel like 50/50

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #78 on: October 01, 2012, 02:27:55 PM »
I am very amazed at just how fast these plants grow! Below are the pictures comparing  January to March and the growth in just 2 months!


January 2012



March 2012.






FROM CUTTINGS TO FLOWERING IN 7 MONTHS!! WATCHING FOR FRUIT DEVELOPMENT.
APRIL 2012


JUNE 2012


AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012








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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #79 on: October 01, 2012, 04:46:06 PM »
Hi Marin and Tim,

Those flowers look very gorgeous 8)

I collected a cutting about 2 years ago and it's going to flower for the first time ;D I will post a pic soon, cause it's still a flower bud ;)

THX for sharing :)
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #80 on: October 02, 2012, 01:11:44 AM »
Does anyone have any experience with the Red flowered type or the Green skinned, pink fleshed type?
I'm about to add these to my deep purple dwarf as they sound interesting enough to grow out.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #81 on: October 02, 2012, 11:18:12 AM »
There's a green skinned variety?  awesome  ;D

On a side note, does anyone recognize these fruits?
The album is found here


Pitayas I by Sam Blackman, on Flickr

Pitayas II by Sam Blackman, on Flickr
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #82 on: October 09, 2012, 05:51:05 PM »
There's a green skinned variety?  awesome  ;D

On a side note, does anyone recognize these fruits?
The album is found here


Pitayas I by Sam Blackman, on Flickr

Pitayas II by Sam Blackman, on Flickr


Those are Stenocereus fruits... pretty sure Stenocereus queretaroensis.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #83 on: October 09, 2012, 05:53:09 PM »
Yellow Dragon Fruit (Selenicereus megalanthus), is starting to get ready to flower soon! I hope the fruit quality is better then a purple fleshed good variety.



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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #84 on: October 09, 2012, 06:30:44 PM »
Hey null, the yellow dragon fruit is very sweet, almost syrupy. The seeds are also larger but they pop really easily. The fruit is very small except for the ones I tried in Hong Kong.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #85 on: October 09, 2012, 06:44:36 PM »
Hey null, the yellow dragon fruit is very sweet, almost syrupy. The seeds are also larger but they pop really easily. The fruit is very small except for the ones I tried in Hong Kong.

Thanks for the heads up, sounds like I should enjoy it. Would be fun to cross it with Dragon Fruit varieties like 'Purple Haze'.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2012, 01:40:45 PM »
Hi,

Here's my Dragon ;D



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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #87 on: October 10, 2012, 02:23:29 PM »
Hi,

Here's my Dragon ;D





Beautiful, keep us updated on the fruit.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #88 on: October 10, 2012, 05:17:53 PM »
Hi,

Here's my Dragon ;D



Beautiful, keep us updated on the fruit.

Null,
Thanks :) I don't knows if this Dragon is self-fertile...I reckon it needs another non-related Dragon to tango ;D
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #89 on: October 10, 2012, 07:39:23 PM »
Hey Null, I believe the "Frankies Red" variety is a Yellow Dragonfruit crossed with either a red/purple fleshed variety.  I got my cutting of Frankies Red from Leo Manuel.  You are welcome to a cutting if you are interested.  I have never tasted the Frankies Red.  My plants should fruit next year.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #90 on: October 10, 2012, 07:55:16 PM »
Hey Null, I believe the "Frankies Red" variety is a Yellow Dragonfruit crossed with either a red/purple fleshed variety.  I got my cutting of Frankies Red from Leo Manuel.  You are welcome to a cutting if you are interested.  I have never tasted the Frankies Red.  My plants should fruit next year.

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Simon,

Thanks for the generous offer, I may like to trade sometime with you.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #91 on: October 14, 2012, 01:45:09 AM »
Hey null, that sounds great. I also have Halleys Comet, American Beauty and Simons Red which is actually purple now that I think of it so now I'll call it Simons Purple. Have you had bad experiences with purple fleshed varieties? Just wondering why you hoped the yellow dragon is better tasting than the purple fleshed. Null have you tasted the S. quaroteneisis? Misspelled. It looks really tasty. I wonder if it has hard seeds?

I recently picked up some cactus pears at the farmers market and thought they were delicious. They were extremely sweet with a very firm texture, perhaps even better texture than dragon fruit but the seeds were extremely large and very very hard.
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #92 on: October 14, 2012, 10:28:43 AM »
In Socal, La Verne Nursery distributes threes kinds of DF. The white flesh, pink flesh and thr red fleshed Voodoo Child. Does anybody happen to know what cultivars are La Verne's white and pink fleshed DF?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #93 on: October 21, 2012, 08:47:17 PM »
Oooops,
Almost missed this one!  I have no idea the variety name!  I planted several cuttings growing on the same trellis.
Can you guys name this variety?  Is it Natural Mystic, Zamorano, or Costa Rica Sunset???  The fruit weighed  a little over one (1) pound. It was approximately 500 grams.
I ate it nice and cold and it had just a hint of sweetness! 
Thank you!









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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #94 on: October 21, 2012, 09:13:21 PM »
I vote for Costa Rican Sunset but it could be NM.  It looks slightly different from the NMs that I grew.

Oooops,
Almost missed this one!  I have no idea the variety name!  I planted several cuttings growing on the same trellis.
Can you guys name this variety?  Is it Natural Mystic, Zamorano, or Costa Rica Sunset???  The fruit weighted  a little over one (1) pound. It was approximately 500 grams.
I ate it nice and cold and it had just a hint of sweetness! 
Thank you!










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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #95 on: October 22, 2012, 08:25:34 PM »
I love the planter. What was your supply list?

I see a 4x4
A section of lattice
Two pieces of rebar
Painted with what?
How big is your container?

Thanks for the great idea

I made this 5 weeks ago. It was very simple to construct if anyone is interested in the supply list and instructions. I am growing Physical Grafitti and Haley's Comet. I also have American Beauty rooting in a separate pot. I have had a huge growth spurt in the last week. I am looking forward to fruit!








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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #96 on: October 22, 2012, 08:34:01 PM »
I love the planter. What was your supply list?

I see a 4x4
A section of lattice
Two pieces of rebar
Painted with what?
How big is your container?

Thanks for the great idea

I made this 5 weeks ago. It was very simple to construct if anyone is interested in the supply list and instructions. I am growing Physical Grafitti and Haley's Comet. I also have American Beauty rooting in a separate pot. I have had a huge growth spurt in the last week. I am looking forward to fruit!










I will PM you my number so you can text me a good time to call you. It would be easier to explain than type.

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #97 on: October 23, 2012, 06:26:27 PM »
Wow,
I read about the health benefits of pitaya (dragon fruit), and I plan to pay better attention to my vines.
http://www.naturalfoodbenefits.com/display.asp?CAT=1&ID=41
Yesterday, I harvested a white flesh variety absolutely delicious.  The day before I picked and ate a nice magenta/red flesh one.
Lately, I also notice that my urine and my body waste had a reddish/purple color.  I guess it was from the lycopene/antioxidants.   
Have you guys experienced the same results after eating magenta/red flesh dragon fruit (pitaya)?

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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #98 on: October 23, 2012, 06:35:16 PM »
Wow,
I read about the health benefits of pitaya (dragon fruit), and I plan to pay better attention to my vines.
http://www.naturalfoodbenefits.com/display.asp?CAT=1&ID=41
Yesterday, I harvested a white flesh variety absolutely delicious.  The day before I picked and ate a nice magenta/red flesh one.
Lately, I also notice that my urine and my body waste had a reddish/purple color.  I guess it was from the lycopene/antioxidants.   
Have you guys experienced the same results after eating magenta/red flesh dragon fruit (pitaya)?


Unfortunately, I have not had any home grown abundance of Dragon Fruit to experience this. Hoping for a harvest of yellow dragon fruit in 2 months, crossing fingers!
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Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« Reply #99 on: October 23, 2012, 08:04:32 PM »
Wow,
I read about the health benefits of pitaya (dragon fruit), and I plan to pay better attention to my vines.
http://www.naturalfoodbenefits.com/display.asp?CAT=1&ID=41
Yesterday, I harvested a white flesh variety absolutely delicious.  The day before I picked and ate a nice magenta/red flesh one.
Lately, I also notice that my urine and my body waste had a reddish/purple color.  I guess it was from the lycopene/antioxidants.   
Have you guys experienced the same results after eating magenta/red flesh dragon fruit (pitaya)?


I haven't even enough to test your theory.....but I would slow it down if your tears turn red/purple!  :)

 

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