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PITAYA TYALGUM PURPLE DRAGON FRUIT

Tyalgum Dragon Fruit
Description

The Tyalgum Purple is remarkable in that it produces the extravagant blooms associated with fancy Epiphyllums, whilst also bearing large fruits of a quality considered superior to Dragonfruit. Flowers are as broad as tea saucers, delicate yellow washing to ivory, and hold for several days throughout a cycle of up to four weeks. Fruits are as large as cricket balls and covered with a smooth maroon skin which peels easily to reveal firm, fluorescent violet flesh. Tyalgum purple is thornless, naturally dwarfing and an excellent choice as a fruiting container specimen--perfectly placed in hanging pots within those shady areas beneath your verandah. Truly exceptional.

Other Names: #LS15 Epiphyllum Dragonfruit
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Preferred Climate

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

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating), 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg, Sometimes

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering, Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

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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