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Old 08-27-2012, 10:59 PM   #641 (permalink)
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Looking good Andreas. I see a little problem, though.... there is no "p" in Paul's surname. It's a common mistake and I even made it once!

Pine Island has Nursery it messed up also. Besides renaming many of Paul's creations they renamed the man as well!
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What's the craziest place you've ever heard of someone growing dragon fruit? Maybe Indiana? mine is getting ready to bloom. It's crawling up the side of the greenhouse wall, I'll have to move it or it will get too cold there this winter. I'll post a picture later. Also, I only have one flower on one variety. It does have a distinctive looking bud I think. Maybe someone can id this? I guess my chances of getting fruit are somewhere between slim and none, right?

I also had only seen them on big stakes, I didn't know they climb on their own naturally.




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Old 08-30-2012, 02:55 PM   #643 (permalink)
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What's the craziest place you've ever heard of someone growing dragon fruit? Maybe Indiana? mine is getting ready to bloom. It's crawling up the side of the greenhouse wall, I'll have to move it or it will get too cold there this winter. I'll post a picture later. Also, I only have one flower on one variety. It does have a distinctive looking bud I think. Maybe someone can id this? I guess my chances of getting fruit are somewhere between slim and none, right?

I also had only seen them on big stakes, I didn't know they climb on their own naturally.




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Old 09-12-2012, 11:31 PM   #644 (permalink)
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I have a few questions about caring for dragon fruit plants:

What is the typical part of the year (as in from what month to what month) that dragon fruit actively grow in Southern California (I'm San Fernando Valley area)?

What would be a good fertilizing regime for me to use with dragon fruit plants? I have Banana Fuel 20-5-30 and Gro More 20-20-20. My plants are still young, but are growing.

If (God forbid) I get a frost this winter and my plants are damaged by the frost, what do I do? Cut off all the dead parts?

Should I keep the soil moist during the off season, or let it dry out?
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Look whats in my area! This lady told me that 1 fruit will usually cure her cold, or fever. IDK about that but im going on Tuesday!

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Look whats in my area! This lady told me that 1 fruit will usually cure her cold, or fever. IDK about that but im going on Tuesday!

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So did you make it out there?
I saw the article in the paper about her place, but hadn't had a chance to go by.

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Old 09-23-2012, 08:38 AM   #647 (permalink)
 
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So did you make it out there?
I saw the article in the paper about her place, but hadn't had a chance to go by.

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I was about to go out there when she called me and said that bird have attached her crop and she lost to many. This Saturday should be good again for her fruits. I will not be able to make it out there now because work has started to pick up. I would still like to get some fruits from her. I should ask her if she is selling cuttings, as I have a palce to grow them now I am seeking dragon fruit cuttings.
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I was about to go out there when she called me and said that bird have attached her crop and she lost to many. This Saturday should be good again for her fruits. I will not be able to make it out there now because work has started to pick up. I would still like to get some fruits from her. I should ask her if she is selling cuttings, as I have a palce to grow them now I am seeking dragon fruit cuttings.
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My plants as of 10/20/2012

Potted up and growing ones ('American Beauty,' 'Physical Graffiti,' 'Paul Thomson,' Hylocereus ocamponis):



Aerial roots on Paul Thomson:



Yellow dragon fruit finally rooting and getting started:

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Congrats. Do you know what kind this is? Is this a current photo?
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Not current.I don't even have this plant anymore,.
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Pine Island at least points out that some need a Pollenator. Mine came from a mail-order nursery that didn't. For yrs I thought it was my fault that it wouldn't produce. 'Course, it still doesn't since I can't afford to buy another plant but at least I know it's not my fault;>! Besides, the blossoms are pretty...
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This is one of the best tasting there is.

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