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DRAGON FRUIT - PITAYA Hylocereus sp

Pitaya row of vines Pitaya Mixed

Also known as the Dragon Fruit, the Pitaya is a stunningly beautiful fruit with an intense colour and shape, magnificent flowers and a delicious taste. Once only seen in the finest restaurants it is fast becoming common-place throughout Australia as a garnish and a delicious fresh fruit. To eat the fruit serve chilled and cut in half. Scoop out the flesh and seeds much like a kiwi fruit.


Pitaya yellow

Pitaya - Yellow Dragon Fruit

These strongly scented trumpet like flowers are freely produced in late summer followed by fruit in 4-8 weeks. Yellow fruit and white flesh. Best flavoured pitaya, but very thorny. Sourced from Picone Exotic Orchards

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$17.90 13 Cutting 140mm
Pitaya - Red

Pitaya - Red Dragon Fruit

A spectacular night flowering cactus with highly ornamental pink skin & red flesh fruit containing numerous small black seeds. Fruit can be up to 1kg with a melon like flavour. Self pollinating selection. Sourced from Picone Exotic Orchards Guide to planting bare rooted cacti
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$19.75 0 Cutting 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
$9.90 0 Cutting BRS Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Pitaya Pearl

Pitaya - Pearl Dragon Fruit

A spectacular night flowering cactus with highly ornamental pink skin & white flesh fruit containing numerous small black seeds. Fruit can be up to 1kg with a melon like flavour. Self pollinating selection from Vietnam. Sourced from Picone Exotic Orchards Guide to planting bare rooted cacti

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$9.90 39 Cutting BRS
$14.90 0 Cutting 140mm Email Me When Available In Production
Purple Haze Close Up Showing Purple

Pitaya Purple Haze Dragon Fruit

Self-Pollinating cultivar with red skin and firm, vibrant electric magenta coloured flesh. Purple Haze produces an abundance of fruit weighing an overage half a pound, with a high Brix rating and a definite grape flavor. Fine seeds similar to those of kiwi.
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$25.00 0 Cutting 140mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Grown From Climate Height Frost tol. Pollination req'd Evergreen/Deciduous Harvest period
6 Medium Partial Evergreen January - June
 

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Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

If you are growing Pitaya cuttings, let them dry for 24-48hrs before planting | Otto - Brisbane, QLD 10-Jan-2006

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Must hand pollinate with a brush. Insects too unreliable away from native areas. Does better with sharp drainage but tolerant of wetter soils. Plant against walls / fences so adventitious roots can stick to surface and support. Dilute fertilse frerquently | David White - Newcastle, NSW 30-Jan-2006

Pitaya - Red

Cut fruit in half, scoop out flesh - put aside skin for use later. Mix flesh with pureed strawberries and castor sugar. Return mixture into skins and serve, topped with whipped cream. | Kerryn W - Melbourne, VIC 28-Mar-2006

Pitaya - Red

Beutiful flower | Rasli - Kuala Lumpur, SELAN 26-May-2006

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Cut of a section and leave on the ground for new plant(water will rot it) | Jack Hipply - Melbourne, VIC 18-Jun-2006

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Thang loy: ( pronounced tarng loy? )vietnamese words for the Dragon Fruit . Flower : Does the Dragon flower smell strongly for only one night each year ? | Rolf - Bankstown, NSW 27-Jun-2006

Pitaya - Vietnam Dragon Fruit

The vietnamese name for dragon fruit is Thanh long | Vy Nguyen - Bronx, NY 13-Jul-2006

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Eat it whole | Abby E. Andaya - Cavite, PHIL. 06-Aug-2006

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Boiled the adventitous root, good for body, Make tea from the flowers after 24 hours blooming: go my blog http://azmidragon.fotopages.com/ | Azmi Ibrahim - Malaysia, SELAN 06-Oct-2006

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

They grow pitaya from south america all the way to canada | John Furdun - Pittsfield, MA 30-Oct-2006

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Fruit grow big and more with good fertilizing schedule. Organic fertilizer work batter then chemical fertilizer, friut found sweeter with organic fertilizer and it is more healthy. | Bruce - Aramijaya Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia, JOHOR 02-Nov-2006

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Yes, Dragonfruit grows in Massachusettes. It is the king of all fruits has a lemony taste. It has a taste all of it's own. | John Furdun - Pittsfield, MA 20-Nov-2006

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

I have found that the white fleshed ones are more bitter than the red fleshed.The blended flesh can be used as a base for fruit drinks, and a substitute for grenadine. even can be used in sorbet, and can be blended with berries and sugar then frozen | Shade - Sydney , NSW 28-Feb-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Plant in not-sandy soil, it must be 4-6 inchis dept! | Russel B. Ebal - Dahlia St. Aurora, Zambo. Del Sur, STATE 21-May-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Cross pollination with different pitaya flower, to develop new genes.... | Abid - Kuala Lumpur, W.P 01-Jun-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

I cross polinate yellow and red about an hour after dark then go back out and do the same 2 hours later 100% sucess | Ron Briggs - Grafton , NSW 13-Jun-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Eat with ice cream | Luvdragon - Terengganu, TEREN 11-Jul-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

My Mom planted Dragon Fruit as part of her hobby and now it turned into a rewarding hobby by selling it to friends and neighbors.Wanna try? E-mail drprods@yahoo.com | Daniel H. Ugali - Cavite, PHILS 19-Jul-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

IT IS GOLDMINE FRUIT. GROW VERY FAST, HIGH PRICE, GOOD 4 YOUR HEALTH, CAN'T WAIT 4 MY DRAGON TO RIPE AND HARVESTING | Ro - Kedah, M'SIA 22-Aug-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

It's very addicted on organic fertilizer, chicken dung,guano & etc. But very rewarding. My boss has plenty as hobby at Kelulit,bekenu. | Boyce Ngau Anyi - Miri,malaysia, SWAK 22-Aug-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

The height of the plant does not have limit since it grow in segment of about ~3ft each. Will grow on most clingable surface and can grow off of other tree (will kill the other tree as it's a leeching plant). Prefer moist/humid climate | Paul - San Jose, CA, 12-Sep-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

The flower doesn't produce aroma as it cousin. Root will grow out of segmented pieces (plantable). Too much ferterlizer will cause the fruit to grow too fast which eliminate the true taste (sweet and cool). | Paul - Sj, CA 12-Sep-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

THE PLANT NOT USE TOO MUCH WATER AND IT CAN LIFE MORE LONGER LIKE SPECIES OF CACTUS | Siti Aminah Binti Abu Hassan - Sarawak, MIRI 25-Oct-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Personally, I find the red fruit the most sensuous flavour and aroma. It is very high in anti-oxidents and beautiful with mango and red papaya and a squeeze of lime. Beautiful in gelati or just mixed with yoghurt and eaten raw or frozen like a Wiess bar | Barbara Gibbs - Mareeba, QLD 10-Nov-2007

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Love the red pitaya, can we get the yellow one in sydney. Also are the pitaya grown in australia. | Annie Williams - Centennial Park, NSW 10-Mar-2008

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Indeed Pitaya farming is a goldmine.Most triends visiting our farm calls it a "Wheel of Fortune" as the canopy shapes lies on old motorcycle wheels, It does bring fortune. | Edita Aguinaldo Dacuycuy - Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, PHIL. 26-Mar-2008

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

The Pitaya need direct sunlight in order to fruit. It rarely fruit under shade. Suitable material for it to creep over will be 4"x4" concrete post or wooden post with a motorcycle tyre placed horizontally on top for it to branch. | Cyril Yap - Melaka, M'CCA 30-Sep-2008

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Have cut sections off my red dragon and planted about a dozen,all growing also have 2 dozen white flesh (1 yo)and all are healthy and over 2m tall. yeehah i`m gonna have a feast | Randey Watson - East Cannington, WA 24-Oct-2008

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

I like to grow dragon fruits.can someone please tell me how can i do it.i am from sri lanka.thanks .my name is tony. | Tony Xavier James - Colombo, MALAB 17-Nov-2008

Pitaya - Vietnam Dragon Fruit

I first encountered this fruit sliced on a buffet - I thought it tasted like a less-astringent kiwi fruit - outstanding flavor! | Pat Cummings - Santa Rosa, CA 19-Nov-2008

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Flowing but turned into yellow at the end.Why? | Alice - Malaysia, S'WAK 24-Nov-2008

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Has anyone had any experiences with fruiting with plants grown from seeds and cuttings. Which ones fruit quicker? | Nikhil - Brisbane, QLD 01-Dec-2008

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

I have an deep orange Pitaya and has a mango like taste. I planted the seeds of a white fleshe pitaya planted near several varieties of cascti. I do not know if they are poisonos. can anybody help m? | Botomon A. Leung - Batac (ex City), PHILI 25-Dec-2008

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

To Randey W.A. Too much pollen can turn the fruit behind the flower yellow - it will drop off in a few days. Take a small brush 9.00 pm - brush the pollen from inside of large bell [male pt] and brush very lightly on smaller external flower [female pt | Fred Thompson - Airville , QLD 02-Jan-2009

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

I am from East Africa, stayed in \Asia for a while and loved eating dragon fruit...where can I get some to plant back home in Kenya....can someone help me with cuttings to plant? | Irene N - Nairobi, KENYA 13-Feb-2009

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Thanks for any replys in advance, I put in one long peice of dragonfruit white and red red has grown a lot in 6 mths can anyone advise when it will flower do they have to be mature or gown when it is mature i have read 3 yrs | Julieanne Moule - Brisbane, QLD 21-Feb-2009

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Can anyone give me cold hardiness informaton on the different Varieties. Please. | Linda Maccoy - Portland, OR 01-Mar-2009

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Very interesting plant. Am now convinced to start a farm. Please include me in your tips. | Aida Mendoza - Quezon City, PHILI 04-Mar-2009

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

You can sometimes buy the red ones in Woolworths! Durians too, Im in heaven. | Smurfette - Sydney, NSW 20-Jun-2009

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Would anyone be able to tell me how long they take to bare fruit from seedlings, will they grow in a large pot thanks | Nikki Collins - Bowen, QLD 01-Aug-2009

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Given unusual conditions we have had them fruit in the pots in the nursery. However more then likely they will need to be established and climb up on something. | Correy - Brisbane, QLD 11-Aug-2009

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

They grow and fruit very well in a 300ml pot. From a cutting I planted in ground in full sun in rich well manured soil mine fruited within 8 mnths. Pollination by black ants from only one flower. The flowers are spectacular. | Michelle Smith - Kuranda, QLD 22-Aug-2009

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Refer to your dragon fruit, your most 'enemy' is fruit-fly. we have a nonwoven product name HEIGROW as fruit cover and already proved on other kinds of fruit such mango, citrus, papaya, cavendish banana and so on. for further assistance, visit welttech. | Welttech - Surabaya, IND 20-Jan-2010

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Planted dragon fruit in rows 3m apart on wooden posts. How high should I put rails. | N Mitchell - Bowen, QLD 21-Jan-2010

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Water 2weeks apart, use organic fertilizer for best results | Rosana - Tagbilaran City, BOHOL 04-Apr-2010

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Grows wild in s.fla, great frozen mixedin blender w/almond milk and splenda almond milk and splenda | Marie - Miami, FL 26-Jul-2010

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Plant the seed on top of the ground. If covered with material it will not grow. | Henry - Pretoria , S A 12-Dec-2010

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Potash helped my dragonfruit flower in 2 weeks. 21 flowers. Previous year, only one. | Rob Dunn - Brisbane, QLD 11-Apr-2011

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

it's Thanh Long in Vietnamese not Thang Loy don't know where you get that from Rolf | Tuan - Fairfield, 2165 27-Apr-2011

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

I am a fresh graduate of bs biology,i am a small scale business man. i have been growing dragon fruit about 6months ago and it produces flowering buds in that life span, i am very happy to have this as one of my business. | Edwin Bobila Panuelos - Nueva Ecija, PHL 06-May-2011

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Fruit are usually ready to pick 41 days from when they flower. My plants are pollinated by both bees and ants | Barb Vee - Bundaberg, QLD 03-Feb-2012

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

Fruit set is better if the weather is fine..more ants. How do you pollinate by hand.?I have white and red | Peter Frost - Bundaberg, QLD 13-Feb-2012

Dragon Fruit - Pitaya

I purchased the 3 dragon fruit offered at Daleys a number of years ago. All bore in first year now bear up to 40 fruit a year. I am now growing 12 other named dragon fruit varieties and would recommend this fruit as one of the easiest to grow. | Pat - Mount Morgan, QLD 18-Dec-2013

Pitaya - Pearl Dragon Fruit

I dont know much about it but like gardning | Mintu Brar - Munno Para West, SA 09-Apr-2014
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