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tqn626

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Dragon Fruit Set
« on: October 10, 2017, 07:49:18 PM »
I have a Purple haze dragon fruit vine that been flowering constantly over the summer to fall. None of the fruit set. Does it need a cross-pollinator or any tips for helping the fruit set? It currently being watered by a drip irrigation system also if that a problem.

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Re: Dragon Fruit Set
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 09:42:49 PM »
If it is large in size and flowered well but didnít set any fruit, itís pretty safe to say it needs to be cross pollinated. Sometimes humidity levels can affect the level of receptiveness or viability of the female/male parts. I recommend planting S-8(Sugar Dragon) as a cross pollinator because it flowers profusely and can set multiple crops. My vine set three rounds of fruit and still has a bunch of flowers, which probably wonít set fruit because itís getting too late in the season.

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Re: Dragon Fruit Set
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 03:53:29 AM »
Hmm, I will try that out.

Thanks for the advice

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Re: Dragon Fruit Set
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 01:32:11 AM »
I have a Purple haze dragon fruit vine that been flowering constantly over the summer to fall. None of the fruit set. Does it need a cross-pollinator or any tips for helping the fruit set? It currently being watered by a drip irrigation system also if that a problem.

Purple haze was developed by Paul Thomson.  Paul named his seedlings S1-S9.  Purple haze is aka S5.  This variety is not self-fertile and required cross pollination.  Iíbe told use a non-S variety will yield better results.  The reason is many of the S series shared the genetic of the parents. 
Df doesnít need much water.  Be cautious of overwatering.  Too much water will also cause fruit and flower bud drops.

S1=Physical Graffiti
S2=cosmic Charlie
S3=Delight
S5=purple haze
S9= dark star
S8=sugar dragon

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Re: Dragon Fruit Set
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 11:11:49 PM »
I have a Purple haze dragon fruit vine that been flowering constantly over the summer to fall. None of the fruit set. Does it need a cross-pollinator or any tips for helping the fruit set? It currently being watered by a drip irrigation system also if that a problem.

Purple haze was developed by Paul Thomson.  Paul named his seedlings S1-S9.  Purple haze is aka S5.  This variety is not self-fertile and required cross pollination.  I’be told use a non-S variety will yield better results.  The reason is many of the S series shared the genetic of the parents. 
Df doesn’t need much water.  Be cautious of overwatering.  Too much water will also cause fruit and flower bud drops.

S1=Physical Graffiti
S2=cosmic Charlie
S3=Delight
S5=purple haze
S9= dark star
S8=sugar dragon

What variety would you recommend. I thought i made sure to see if it was self pollinating  :-\. I have a Rixford and halley comet at another place. I thnk i have a natural mystic somewhere too.
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Re: Dragon Fruit Set
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 11:16:42 PM »
The sugar dragon is a good one to have it's a high producer and self-fertile

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Re: Dragon Fruit Set
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 02:31:54 AM »
I have a Purple haze dragon fruit vine that been flowering constantly over the summer to fall. None of the fruit set. Does it need a cross-pollinator or any tips for helping the fruit set? It currently being watered by a drip irrigation system also if that a problem.

Purple haze was developed by Paul Thomson.  Paul named his seedlings S1-S9.  Purple haze is aka S5.  This variety is not self-fertile and required cross pollination.  Iíbe told use a non-S variety will yield better results.  The reason is many of the S series shared the genetic of the parents. 
Df doesnít need much water.  Be cautious of overwatering.  Too much water will also cause fruit and flower bud drops.

S1=Physical Graffiti
S2=cosmic Charlie
S3=Delight
S5=purple haze
S9= dark star
S8=sugar dragon

What variety would you recommend. I thought i made sure to see if it was self pollinating  :-\. I have a Rixford and halley comet at another place. I thnk i have a natural mystic somewhere too.

Rixford is one of the parent plant for nearly all ĎSí series df.  Haleyís Comet Or natural mystic are probably options.  Use whatever freshest pollen available.  You should use Rixford if you have it.  Just want to point out which pollens will yield better results.  I have a LaVerne Red variety and it took me 3 years to find the right polllen.

 

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