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Dragon fruit

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David starts with ...
is there any good gardener out there who can advise on building trellis to grow dragon fruit
we have about 20 plants to grow regards all
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19th January 2009 12:26pm
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peter says...
use a sturdy post two or so metres
above the ground and bolt a sturdy
cross on top of it.
plant 4 plants around base of post.
this is what most commercial growers do.
cut of all side shoots till it gets to
the top of the post.
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19th January 2009 8:07pm
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Anonymous says...
If anyone in Adelaide is interested they are selling Dragon Fruit in Woolworths, it is the red skinned white flesh variety.

I haven't tried the one I bought yet as I am waiting for it to ripen, I have read that they are ripe when the tips of the leaves covering it turn brown and it is a little soft like a peach or mango.
Is this correct?
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Adele Aide says...
It might not ripen after being picked off the plant.
So it might not be climacteric.
Your ripening description might be true while it is still growing on the plant.
Your comment is off David's topic ,so start another topic with the same comment.
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Pete says...
They have them in Woolworths in Qld as well but I don't know how to tell if thy're ripe or not having only just discovered them - am going to buy one tomorrow so hoping they are ripe...
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Damian says...
Has anyone had any success growing dragon fruits in the backyard and successfully produced fruit (anywhere in australia)? I have seen many dragon fruit plants growing very well but no fruits.
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Michael says...
Hi Damian,
I have the pink with white flesh growing in pots and there are four flowers at the moment.I'm expecting them to fruit as I have bought good stock from a commercial grower. The reason why some dragon fruit plants wont flower is due to the stock of the original parent plant.. Many people have tons of flowers but no fruits due to this reason..I will post pictures once the flowers turn into fruits.
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11th February 2009 11:31am
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kim says...
Hi Damian,
I planted my dragon fruits nearly 4 years ago and had fruits within nine months. I grow both the red skin/red flesh and yellow skin/white flesh. The yellow ones taste better and the birds do to eat them because of the thorns. So I am slowly switching more to yellow ones. I live in Greenbank(Logan)
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maureen says...
we grow dragon fruit in bundaberg -we put 3 plants around a post -i would not trim any of the plant until it is well uo to the top
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Patricia says...
Can anyone help me please. I was given a dragon tree plant three years ago. It is thriving and growing, but I have only had one fruit appear and then it burst into a lovely cream lilly like flower, which lasted about three days. The whole thing then withered and dropped off. Do I need another plant (maybe a male ?) do I need another plant for polination ?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Correy says...
Patricia, Dragon fruit often benefits from pollination and if you don't have reliable insects then you may like to try pollinating them with a hand brush. Some people like the idea of having another type of dragon fruit such as vietnamese, red or yellow in close proximity.

They usually will put all their energy into growing up as high as possible before they become content enough to fruit. This is why a lot of people grow them on a small 2m post. That way when they start drooping down and getting lots of sun they are content enough to start producing fruit.
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