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DRAGON FRUIT - YELLOW

Pitaya yellowBotanical Name: Selenicereus megalanthus
Description

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

Other Names: pitaya, pitahaya
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Pitaya Yellow Pitaya - Yellow Yellow Dragon Fruit Pitaya Vine Taking Over a Wattle Tree and Flowering Pitaya - Yellow Dragon Fruit For Sale (Size: Medium)  (Cutting Grown) Dragon Fruit growing on Vic and Robins farm in North Queensland at Mossman. Picture taken by Greg Daley

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Climber (#Climber)

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, 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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Dragon Fruit - Yellow

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3204 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Stunning flower followed by fruit. Unfortunately heavy rains led to fruit drop. Plant is fine, but would have liked a harvest this year.

Second Year 2010

Have growing in large pot, allowed to grow & hang over railing. I have a large outdoor umbrella to shield it from heavy rain when it is fruiting. This has been very successful this year and we were able to get 14 fruit from it this season. no fruit lost. Possum hates the spikey fruit and the fruit fly also leave it alone.

Easiest way to remove the spines on the fruit is to wear gardening gloves and just brush them off in a downward motion (with the spines pointing away from you)

The fruit is smaller than the purple varieties but much sweeter. Cut in half they look like tiny pineapples, just scoop out the flesh with a spoon to enjoy.



Planted: 2009

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Update: 3594 days 7hrs

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1 plant for home use, just experimenting!  Has not fruited yet. 

It gets watered in summer, no need in winter.  I haven't pruned it yet. It is still just a baby

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol sometimes

Pest Control:

not required

Question:

Just wondering why you wouldn't gatrherinfo about hte location of the plant?  Mine is in Perth, but one in say QLD would have a pretty different story...


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 9/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 2054 days 20hrs

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Our yellow dragon fruit vines are flourishing! I think the fruit tastes like a mild melon with a flesh texture similar to a kiwi fruit (only white). Everyone I know who tastes this fruit for the first time loves it. I personally do not think dragon fruit is bland tasting (the yellow variety anyway).   

The yellow dragon fruit is smaller than the red variety but sweeter tasting - I think they are both good but I have had some red DF from the supermarket which were horrible. My own home-grown reds are great. Anyway, care needs to be taken when picking or handling the yellow DF as the fruit proudly displays many 1/2 inch - inch long thin thorns. A dust pan brush is the best way to remove the thorns from a ripe DF prior to picking.

The plant is also spikey (being a cactus) so I have grouped my pitayas in a separate garden with my other thorny edibles like raspberries and pineapples.

Growth was pretty fast reaching 2.5 metres in 2 years. I trained the plant up a post and then left it "droop" from the top. It was this "drooping" that resulted in small bend fractures which triggered the plants to start branching at the top and then flowering this season.

Flowering is spectacular! My wife first saw the flowers in the early morning when she opened the curtains and gasped at the display telling me to come quickly. The plants were 50 metres away but the flowers were easily visible at about 7-8 inches across. Normally, dragon fruit flower at night so catching the flowers in the morning before they closed was a great treat. The large flowers quickly die-off and the fruit forms from the base.

Naturally shed branches or cuttings root easily to make new plants and the plants survive on little water. In fact, I would be careful not to over-water this plant as it seems to enjoy "dryer feet".

Recommendation? Yes, the yellow dragon fruit is a top specimen to have in the garden. The fruit certainly looks more remarkable than it tastes but it's still great eating (especially chilled) and I'll definately be growing a couple more.  

Fruiting Months February, March, April, May

Planted: 2010

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Some chook poo

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Nothing seems to touch this plant. Can get a few minor rust spots through humid summers but recovers easily.

Organic Status:Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 6/10

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Update: 3566 days 2hrs

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A very recent acquisition, in late summer 2008/2009, it quickly had to adjust to being protected from the cold of winter.

Currently, it is sheltered in a basket on a wall by the back door, where it receives filtered light in the morning and late afternoon.

Once the night temperatures stay above damn near freezing, it will be moved to a much sunnier, warmer wall for the rest of Spring and the Summer and Autumn, before being brought back into a protected zone for Winter.

With Spring coming along nicely now (mid-September, 2009) it is showing signs of putting on growth.

This variety is far more cold tolerant than it's red cousin (which I adore), but there is no point in trying to teach it to love frost.

The stem is fleshy, a little prickly and roughly triangular with crests.  It can be propagated by cuttings, which like most succulents have to be left to dry and form a callous before they can be planted out.

If it likes the conditions here, I look forward to our own dragon fruit in the next year or two.

Planted: 2009

Height 25 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Sulphate of potash

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Frost

Organic Status:Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 6/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3518 days 13hrs

Comments: - The yellow pitaya seems more sensitve to cold than the red which is still OK though died back a little in Winter


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 7/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 56 days 21hrs

Comments: -

love the red one so thought yellow could be a polinater.

in a pot up a tree facing north

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: red pitaya

Fertiliser or Organics Used: organic

Pest Control:

nothing

Organic Status:Certified

Question:

I get flowers many like 20 I cross polinate with other yellow pitaya but never any fruit. 2016 still no fruit but heeps of flowers.


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Comments

Luke :) says... [913 days 2hrs ago]
Any cross pollination yet between red & yelled w pitaya?
blossom says... [897 days 3hrs ago]
not sure what I am doing wrong flowers no fruit.

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Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3482 days 23hrs

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Like my 'Vietnam' dragon fruit they have been doing very well indeed in spite of the fact that the poor things are cooped up in pots waiting for me to m,ake space from them in a dedicated 'dragon fruit bed' which can be covered over in winter.

Organic Status:Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow 7/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 2980 days 2hrs

Comments: - Growing mine up an old tree trunk.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow 10/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3589 days 22hrs

Comments: -

After 1 year has trebled in size, looks fine, in half sun, very dry spot, but too small to flower yet.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.2 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mild organic, sparingly

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

No pest control required.

Organic Status:Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 8/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3596 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Is rambling on a long lived Wattle tree.  Very hardy tolerating frosts to zero.  Possoms eat all the fruit

Planted: 1998

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2004 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: B/Bone, D/Lifter, woodstove ash for lime

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Possoms

Organic Status:Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 10/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3202 days 9hrs

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Ease of growth. Local wildlife haven't figured out it is delicious. Expensive to buy locally in the shops. Convenient to pick when ready, rather than drive into town to be told they haven't got any in stock.

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2009

Height 8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 12

First Fruited: 2 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pruned By: 10% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

No known pests. Will be watching for possible fruit fly and bird attack.

Question:

Do fruit fly find this attractive and will it be another fruit that I grow and can't eat because of this pest.


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Comments

Magpie says... [3200 days 5hrs ago]
Hi Cathy...check out the comments on the fruit after you do a search on the site. There's loads of info on it from other growers :-)

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Dragon Fruit - Yellow 7/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 573 days 4hrs

Comments: -

My wife likes the taste of the fruit.

Planted: 2017

Height 12 Inches

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: dyna lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

my fingers

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 9/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 1942 days 1hrs

Comments: - Love the flowers and fruit.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 6/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3594 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Planted out on 2 mtr posts with crossbars.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Slow release pellets

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

Netting for cockatoos & galahs.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 2548 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Seems a little out of place, growing along my driveway. No sign of flowers yet.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 2627 days 24hrs

Planted: 2012

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 5/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 2983 days 7hrs

Comments: - tasty health food

Planted: 2011

Organic Status:Organic


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Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3575 days 4hrs

Comments: -

new purchase

Height 0.5 metres

Pollination: No


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Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3293 days 19hrs

Comments: -

steady

Pest Control:

winter protection


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow 10/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3596 days 1hrs

Comments: -

My yellow dragon fruit is growing very well, and very quickly, i have yet to have flowers or fruit on it but i am hoping this season I will get some, i have it growing up a pine post and over a wooden cross at the top, i fertilize it regularly with seeweed solution, and am going to add some cow manure in the spring.

Planted: 2008

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

 


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow 5/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3594 days 22hrs

Comments: -

going slow but growing, mind, my goat did trim it when he got off. I currently have it against a northely wall and we dont get as severe a frost as the rest of our local area.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: various but lightly

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

done no pest controll, currently has some brown spots on it's tips, may be from cold weather?

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

Do they get brown spots from the cold?


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 7/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3557 days 23hrs

Comments: -

In a pot growing well, no pests. Still figuring out what to use for it to grow up and across so that it fruits LOL

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3408 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Dragon fruit is flower thre time in two monts plenty of flowers but they fall of when finishing flower got plenty of water  and groving on the wooden post fed with organic fertilaser Thanks


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 8/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 143 days 2hrs

Comments: - Very nice dragon fruit , refreshing white flesh with a hint of citrus . Nicer than other white flesh red pitaya. Small fruit spiny till ripe , then brush off spikes .less productive than red.

Fruiting Months February, March, April, May

Planted: 2014

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 6 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3048 days 21hrs

Comments: -

I planted the Yellow Dragon Fruit in the same pot as the Red Dradon Fruit (white flesh).

Planted: 2011

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot


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Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 2843 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Struggling. I think the frost will eventually get it even though its planted beside a huge water tank.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 8/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 2468 days 20hrs

Comments: - Superb flavour, refreshing, far better than dragonfruit. Has grown 1m this rainy spring and summer. 3 plants against fence, 4 more to go in during spring 2012.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 7

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Question: Advice on options for supporting the vine?


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Update: 2436 days 20hrs

Comments: -

 


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 8/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 1485 days 6hrs

Comments: - Planted this year in my warm greenhouse. Am hoping to see fruit within the next year.

Planted: 2015

Height 35 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Powerfeed, Biochar, Rock dust, Blood and Bone


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Seedling) 5/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 434 days 1hrs

Comments: - the most delicious dragonfruit by far; I tasted one and I had to plant the seeds. Will keep you posted!

Planted: 2017

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Fertiliser or Organics Used: rooster booster

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: none


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow 9/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 39 days 23hrs

Comments: - I'd really like to give one of these a go, I've heard that the yellow have the best flavour. I've tried the pink skinned / white flesh variety in the past. They are quenching, but not very flavourful. I expect the yellow to have a bit more to it


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Dragon Fruit - Yellow (Cutting) 9/10

Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 3589 days 7hrs

Comments: - The yellow dragon fruit climbing up my work shop verandah is the one on the left which came from Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery the one that came from you people by Mail Order. The one on the right came from you Daleys but via a local nursery.


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