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DRAGON FRUIT - DARK STAR

Dark Star Dragon Fruit growing on the vine ready to pickBy Spicy Exotics All Rights Reserved, Used By Permission (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Selenicereus guatemalensis x undatus
Description

Medium to large sized fruit with red flesh and a mild, sweet grape-like flavor that is most enjoyed when chilled and eaten fresh. This variety is self pollinating. It has long skinny bracts or fins that make it especially attractive. White elaborate flowers bloom only at night. Grow Dragon Fruit in well-drained soils, in full sun to partial shade. Water this cactus regularly and do not allow the soil to dry out between watering.

Other Names: pitaya, pitahaya
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$24.75 0 Cutting Pot: 0.5L
Height: 20-30cm
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Dark Star Fruit Cut in half showing Purple flesh and seeds

Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Climate Subtropical (#ClimateSubtropical), Climate Tropical (#ClimateTropical), Climber (#Climber), Colour Fruit Skin Red (#ColourFruitSkinRed), Colour Purple Flesh (#ColourPurpleFlesh), Eat Fresh (#EatFresh), Eat Juice (#EatJuice), Eat Smoothie (#EatSmoothie), Feature - Thorny (#Feature-Thorny), Grow Part Sun (#GrowPartSun), Pollination Self Fertile (#PollinationSelfFertile), 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)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Suitability in Pots

Yes

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), Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May

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Dragon Fruit - Dark Star (Cutting) 8/10

Fruitylicious1's Edible Fruits
Update: 621 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Me my wife and my daughter love the taste of DF, sweet and refreshing.

Planted: 2018

Height 10 Inches

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Pearl, yellow, pink panther

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dyna lifter, blood and bone, seasol

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Nyet

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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