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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon fruit variety
« on: September 17, 2022, 03:53:51 AM »
What you have is a white fleshed dragonfruit. Basically itís a NOID, as in ĎNo identityí. Itís very similar looking to a variety I used to grow. I got rid of it and donít grow white fleshed dragonfruit anymore, only red, pink and purple fleshed varieties. Much nicer👍👍

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: June 13, 2022, 06:03:21 AM »


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Iím not sure why growers feel that it is ok to use other peoples photos to promote their products. The pic that is circled is one of mine, from Lockyer Valley Dragonfruit in Queensland, Australia.
If you donít have an original pic of your own fruit from a plant that you are actually growing in your own collection, you obviously canít prove that you are growing that particular variety.
I would be wary of this seller🤔🤔🤔🤔

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Kerosene will do the job. It floats on water and the mosquito larvae need to come to the surface to breathe. If you are drawing water from the bottom of the tank, the kerosene will never come into contact with your plants. And the kerosene will eventually evaporate.
Add a mesh cover to to top of your tank to prevent re-infestation 👍👍

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: June 08, 2022, 05:14:16 AM »
I know itís not our season over here in Oz, but itís been a while since I scrolled through all the posts. Had a solid season here in South east Queensland with great weather and plenty of rain. Unfortunately the rain kept coming and weíve had nearly 2 years worth of rain since Christmas.
Plenty of fruit as a result but the parrots have acquired a taste for them and as a result, we lost probably 95% of our crop, with the birds eating most fruits before they ripened.
We did have a couple of wins though with some very impressive hybrids.




























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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: September 04, 2021, 06:37:56 AM »
Hi JirkaH. The thin growth is due to lack of sunlight. You mentioned flowers, but your plant is far too young to produce flowers. Iím not sure what the weather/season is like in the Netherlands, but sunlight is a dragonfruits best friend. Without enough sunlight, plant growth will be lacking and flowers wonít ever develop. Did you grow your plant from seed?
Skin issues are a standard problem with dragonfruit. They all get it occasionally, but lack of sunlight doesnít help with those problems unfortunately.
Sunlight and heat are the best things for healthy dragonfruit growth

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: August 15, 2021, 04:02:37 AM »





Sugar Dragon keeping its early flowering reputation intact. Two weeks of winter left and out comes the first bud of the season👍

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Mattís Landscape California
« on: August 12, 2021, 05:30:02 AM »
Any idea whatís happened with Mattís Landscape?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Need help ID this seedling
« on: August 10, 2021, 03:16:22 AM »



Achacha seedling🤔🤔

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Odd shaped Dragonfruit Stems
« on: August 07, 2021, 06:32:05 PM »
Perfectly normal. Basically itís the result of a flower bud deciding to become a branch👍

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 30, 2021, 10:16:57 PM »
Hello All,

I am looking for some suggested Good cross pollinators for my unnamed dragon fruit.  I am planning to build 2 trellises of known varieties and am hoping they will also pollinate my unknown variety (it is not self fertile).  I have heard good reviews about the sugar dragon S8, but what other 2-3 types are tasty and might bloom in a similar range. I was thinking to have maybe one reddish flesh, a yellow flesh, a white flesh and maybe a purple.

The unknown type



Any variety that is not the same as yours will be a good pollinator for your dragonfruit, although pink flowering varieties donít seem to produce a lot of pollen in my experience. Sugar Dragon is generally a good one to have as it usually starts flowering early, produces plenty of flowers and plenty of pollen and generally flowers later than most other varieties, so you can collect and store the pollen until you need to use it. The hard part is getting different varieties to flower at the same time, so storing pollen is a pretty good idea.
Sugar Dragon is pretty tasty too, so thatís an added bonus 👍

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 23, 2021, 05:19:44 AM »





Cut DF
Expose 1/2Ē of center wood.
Soak in 1Ē of water.
Roots in 18 days.
No need to dry the cuts.
I tried the rooting in water method last summer. Worked great, and rooted cuttings survive for weeks in water.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 20, 2021, 11:36:01 PM »
Has anyone tried the ďZamaranoĒ variety? Whatís the flavor like? Is it worth growing? Thanks
Zamorano is one of my least favourite varieties. It has a weird flavour. ĎPepperyí is the only way I can describe it. More savoury than sweet in my experience 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

Thanks Rannman. I also read somewhere it taste like a beet, ughh...Whatís your favorite variety then?
Yeah, I would say it has an earthy, beet flavour. Been growing it for a few years now, and I canít say that it gets better unfortunately 😕

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: July 19, 2021, 04:05:15 AM »
Has anyone tried the ďZamaranoĒ variety? Whatís the flavor like? Is it worth growing? Thanks
Zamorano is one of my least favourite varieties. It has a weird flavour. ĎPepperyí is the only way I can describe it. More savoury than sweet in my experience 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️

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Mostly true yes but not big eyes but offspring usually good still and newer unstabilised types. I had a red that had much smaller green fruit also.
Iíve planted a dozen Kampong Mauve seedlings which are all doing really well in SE Qld. If they donít all grow true, will the fruit still be a decent quality? Whatís the odds of the fruit being crap?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rats gone carnivorous
« on: June 29, 2021, 06:36:49 AM »


Our rats and mice generally eat anything they can get their paws on, but occasionally our green tree frogs decide to take in a little extra protein. This one is chewing down one of our friendly geckos!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black dragonfruit
« on: June 25, 2021, 11:55:40 PM »
I got some rooting right now.  Weíll see how it is.  Anyone know if itís self fertile or have any other tidbits of info.
Self sterile.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jackfruit from Seed question
« on: June 25, 2021, 05:45:18 AM »
Seed grown Jakfruit has worked well for me. Seeds came from a really great crunchy fruit, and so far fruit produced have been excellent. Trees are 4 years old. Largest fruit just over 14kg.












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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black dragonfruit
« on: June 25, 2021, 04:32:14 AM »
Itís definitely real, but Iím not sure why someone decided to call it Black. The skin is more purple in colour. These are pics from my own plant that are occasionally used by other growers around the world. As a dragonfruit variety, itís below average.


















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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Black dragonfruit
« on: June 20, 2021, 06:39:54 AM »
i havent tried it yet have had it a year or so and just put a couple plants in the ground this week.  So it will be a while before the verdict on taste is out.

Iím not sure why itís become such a sought after variety, maybe because itís fairly new and different.
Itís not that great unfortunately.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Black dragonfruit
« on: June 19, 2021, 05:37:03 AM »
Just out of curiosity, is anyone in the US growing the ĎBlackí dragonfruit? Iíve got growers from the US looking for cuttings.

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I have found abiu to be an extremely hardy plant, i planted mine in full sun with no shade cloth at about 2ft high and it hasnt looked back, i also have seedlings growing and they are powering.  Certainly a 10x tougher plant than mangosteen or durian.
Certainly donít mind full sun in south east Queensland. Mine are in full sun all day. 1 year old and almost a metre tall. Days up to 45 degrees and zero humidity were no problem. The only real issue I have is scale infestation.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit thread.
« on: March 20, 2021, 10:10:20 PM »









Thought Iíd share a few pics of my new hybrid that I tasted for the first time this morning. This is a PT#7 x Dark Star, pictured with its parent varieties. The colour was a bit of a surprise, wasnít expecting colours to be lighter than the parents. Was picked at 42 days and brix was 15. Very tasty.
Iíve got 12 of these, so it will be interesting to see how they all compare next season.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Dragon Fruit Post
« on: March 18, 2021, 04:26:11 AM »
Chest height for me, and Iím 6í1Ē. If the branches get too long, just cut the tip off to stop them growing. This in turn causes the branch to thicken up and store energy for the upcoming flowers. Each to their own, but I never need a ladder to pollinate or pick.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona Showdown big eyes vs pink ilama
« on: March 09, 2021, 10:00:53 PM »
Heya Ran I wish I had more seeds as due to weather and bug interference the tree had only one fruit this season and I have only one tree of this variety. I don't have enough to share with the people who have been waiting for them as quite a few locals having been asking for some for a long time.
No worries. Pretty impressive looking piece of fruit👍👍

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona Showdown big eyes vs pink ilama
« on: March 09, 2021, 05:31:59 AM »
Any chance you have a few spare seeds of that ilama??

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