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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: Galatians522 on May 14, 2022, 03:05:22 PM

Title: Most Cold Hardy Dragonfruit?
Post by: Galatians522 on May 14, 2022, 03:05:22 PM
Texas Mark posted a while back about how his Sugar Dragon survived some pretty extreme cold when his green house lost power. That got me thinking that there might be some clones with more cold tollerence than most people realize. I was hoping everyone could chime in on what varieties they are growing and what temperature they have survived without getting damaged. My Delight got toasted pretty good in the mid 20s here. I am especially interested in information on any of the forms of Paul Thimpson's S8 (Sugar Dragon/Voodoo Child) and Houghton (its parent) if you have them. Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: Most Cold Hardy Dragonfruit?
Post by: kapps on May 14, 2022, 05:16:55 PM
I gave my parents some cuttings of Purple Haze and Voodoo Child and they made it through upper 20ís in north Florida just fine.
Title: Re: Most Cold Hardy Dragonfruit?
Post by: Taylorhill on May 14, 2022, 08:43:53 PM
My yellow variety I started from a piece of plant attached to a fruit from an Asian market. It survived our early 2021 insane record winter here in Texas. We lost power and water for 2 weeks so my main greenhouse got down to 26f. I had a little dieback. Maybe 10%.
Title: Re: Most Cold Hardy Dragonfruit?
Post by: Galatians522 on May 14, 2022, 11:13:45 PM
I gave my parents some cuttings of Purple Haze and Voodoo Child and they made it through upper 20ís in north Florida just fine.

That is interesting, did they protect them at all, or were the vines in a naturally shelters spot like under trees or againstva house?
Title: Re: Most Cold Hardy Dragonfruit?
Post by: Galatians522 on May 14, 2022, 11:15:32 PM
My yellow variety I started from a piece of plant attached to a fruit from an Asian market. It survived our early 2021 insane record winter here in Texas. We lost power and water for 2 weeks so my main greenhouse got down to 26f. I had a little dieback. Maybe 10%.

Wow, I had always thought that the yellow Dragonfruit was more sensitive to cold.