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Dragon Fruit in Adelaide

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A non e-mouse starts with ...
I would like to know where I can get some Dragon Fruit in Adelaide so I can try it and see if I like it or not.
I would like to try all 3 varieties.

I tried in the Central Market today but no luck, maybe it is not the right time of year or they just don't sell it.

What season is it available in?

What price should I expect to pay for it?

I noticed Daleys currently have cuttings for 3 varieties in stock but I do not want to order any yet in case I end up not liking it, like what happened with an Avocado I bought the other day, I can't stand it even though I love Avocado dip.
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Anonymous says...
the central market and also asian supermarkets do have them but they seem
to only have the white fleshed ones
which are fairly bland and not worth
the $6.00 or so dollars you can pay
for them. they would be out of season now.
i have some red fleshed and yellow type
growing but no fruit yet.
the yellow ones are suppossed to be the best tasting.
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A non e-mouse says...
Cheers mate, I will keep a check on the Central Market and Asian Supermarkets.

What is the best time of year to get them?
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peter says...
not real sure but they were in the
shops about 6 months ago.
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Jantina says...
Found a white fleshed one in Woolies yesterday (in Mt. Gambier) and never having tasted one , had to buy it ($17.95 a kilo!).Rather bland I am sad to say. Of course that may be because it was picked too early or something. I mean you would not even think that a home grown ripened on the tree apricot and those little pale yellow/orange golfballs they sell in the shops were the same fruit would you ? So perhaps it is the same with Pitayas.
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Adam says...
Even a Pitaya plucked straight from the plant in the tropics tastes only of mildly sweet turnip (although the smaller yellow type has a little more flavour).
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Jantina says...
Rats! I was hoping it was just a dud and that a good one was really special.Thanks for that info Adam.
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A non e-mouse says...
Adam, is that the same for the red fleshed ones?

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Adam says...
The fruit is bland in general. The much smaller yellow fruited form has the most flavour, similar to a supermarket honeydew.

However, they are beautiful flowering epiphyte cactus and worth growing for the flowers alone. In fact similar cactus have been grown in Australia for the flowers for decades.
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Jantina says...
Thanks Adam, I was wanting to have a go, so now I will buy the yellow fruited Pitaya.
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JnrPermy says...
Has anyone here actually grown dragonfruit in SA? I've been given some cuttings and am at a bit of a loss as to where to plant them in my yard!
I've got both the white and the red varieties. The lady I got them off had them growing in a greenhouse, but I'm hoping that's not necessary. Thanks for any help provided :)
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Peter91 says...
JnrPermy they grow and fruit here fine, I've got several varieties growing and if you take the odd look around you'll see several houses growing things in the ground out in the open such as dragon fruits and mango etc.

There's a house along holbrooks road that has one growing on a shoddy trellis that fruits regularly.
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Michael2r1r231 says...
hi JnrPermy I'm from Wallaroo could I get a cutting for $5
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JnrPermy says...
Hi Michael I don’t have anything to sell sorry! My plants got a yellow fungus last winter and didn’t do well over Summer :-/
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