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Frankies Red Dwarf Dragon Fruit ripe with red to purple flesh and black seeds split in halfBy Lockyer Valley Dragonfruit All Rights Reserved, Used by Permission (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Selenicereus megalanthus x monacanthus

These strongly scented, trumpet like flowers are freely produced in late summer followed by fruit in 4-8 weeks. Orange-red skin with vibrant pink-red flesh. The best flavoured pitaya, but very thorny.

Other Names: #LS15, pitaya pitahaya
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$24.75 0 Cutting Pot: 0.5L
Height: 30-40cm
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Shows the Frankies Red Dragonfruit with yellow skin that is slowly turning red as it ripens against a ruler Ripening Frankies Red Dwarf Dragonfruit on the vine they start to yellow up when ripe Fruit of the Frankies Red Dragonfruit green but starting to ripen up Flower opening of the Frankies Red Dragonfruit Flower of the Frankies Red Dragonfruit opening Flower of the dragonfruit pitaya cactus opening Frankies Red deep red flesh and skin Frankies Red Pitaya trumpet Flower Frankies Red growing and ripening on the vine

Plant Information or Specifications

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Climber (#Climber), Colour Flesh Pink (#ColourFleshPink), Colour Fruit Skin Red (#ColourFruitSkinRed), Eat Fresh (#EatFresh), Eat Juice (#EatJuice), Eat Smoothie (#EatSmoothie), Feature - Thorny (#Feature-Thorny), Great For Juicing (#GreatForJuicing), Grow Part Sun (#GrowPartSun), Pollination Self Fertile But Pollination Beneficial (#PollinationSelfFertileButPollinationBeneficial), Rare And Unusual (#RareAndUnusual), Size Height 2-5m (#SizeHeight2-5m), Taste Flesh Mild (#TasteFleshMild)

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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Suitability in Pots


Water Requirements

Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Part (Sun:50-80%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May, June


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