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Dragon fruit Size

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Raphael starts with ...
I have three types of Dragon Fruit plants , This year only the red and white variety flowered I hand pollinated them and to my surprise have quite a number of fruit however the appear to be very small.
The white Flowered variety are already changing colour yet only about the size of a golf ball, the red one are even smaller.
What am I doing wrong please
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29th December 2018 8:25am
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Caleb (Staff) says...
Hi Raphael,
I asked the brainstrust here about your problem, and off the bat came water and nutrients as possible issues. It would be helpful to know the age of your plants, their microclimate, irrigation/suffering drought like the rest of the country, that sort of thing.

I'm more inclined to lack of water being a factor than lack of nutrients, but I could be wrong on that of course. Small fruit size, poor fruit set and high rates of fruit drop can all be signs of being too dry, both in terms of irrigation and humidity.

I hope this helps,
- Caleb from Daleys Fruit Tree Nursery
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11th January 2019 3:08pm
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Raphael says...
Thank you Caleb, I have them in pots and water two or three times a week they appear to be free draining. I am getting two types of flowers Firstly the "e;female"e; flowers then after the fruit has set the "e;male"e; flowers with no bulb just straight.
They have all received blood and bone and chicken manure during the year. they are approximately 3 years old
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David01 says...
Hi Raphael,

I think your DF is definitely lacks of water/nutrients. To have a full size and many fruits, you need to grow DF in the ground with at least 6 hours of full sun every day. Even with the pot size 100l you still have only 10-15 fruits. Your pot is too small and set close to the wall with only few hours of sun that is the main reason/cause. Cheers
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Raphael says...
Davido1
Thank you for your response, Well I guess I will have to plant them out in the garden once i have loaded it up with compost etc. Any idea as to a good mix of nutrients ??
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David01 says...
Hi Raphael,

Any garden soil plus 20% of wash sand will do. DF loves dynamic Lifer apply one in Nov and again in Jan. Cheers
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Raphael says...
David01
Thank you for the tip I will wait until the present fruit are ready then do some transplanting.
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Bangkokii says...
I just ate a big yellow dragonfruit and it's sooo much better than the thai/vietnamese ones....

I can totally recommend that variety but they do have thorns on the fruit.
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17th January 2019 1:59pm
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David01 says...
Hi Bangkokii,

I think yellow DF may be worth to grow in hot weather countries but it is not suitable with Melbourne weather as the fruit is small and not productive. What is the size of yellow DF in Nonthaburi and is it produce many fruits? Cheers.
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Rannman75 says...
Just so that you are aware, those are not Dragonfruit. They are epiphyllums. They will produce small, edible fruit, some of which are very tasty. Others, not so much.
Can be pollinated with dragonfruit pollen, and vice versa👍
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Bangkokii says...
I bought them in a fruit shop in singapore, 10 au$ a piece.

They are large but not as large as the 1 kg ones from Thailand. Same size and sweetness as a normal sized mango...

Last year i saw them in singapore imported from ecuador but mine didn't have any sticker or info.

Sure i'll try to grow these, this is my kind of fruit, sweet and delicious and easy to eat.
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David01 says...
Hi Rannman75,

Yes Epiphyllums is different with yellow DF as they don't have thorns/spikes. Cheers
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