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Old 10-29-2012, 02:03 AM   #661 (permalink)
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Wow, some nursery lifted some of Edgar's presentation materials. Who would have guessed. :/

I've had some fruits that tasted much better one season or from one location than from another. Seems there are many "best" varieties. I wish I could grow H. megalanthus to try here. Need a bigger greenhouse some day.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:19 AM   #662 (permalink)
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I'm going to give H. Megalanthus a shot in inland Southern California. Let's see how it does. How will H. guatamalensis do up here in the bay area? I have an extra cutting of that one which I plan on bringing up.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:45 AM   #663 (permalink)
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I'm growing several selections of H. guatemalanesus. Last winter was a cold one and many had serious damage but one planted in a corner exposed to the SE was completely undamaged. I think just a little bit of overhead protection would be best in most winters up here.
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I'm thinking if I want to continue growing dragonfruit, i'd probably be better off with one of the self-fruitful types since I can only get my yellow one to bloom so far, and the red and purple or white haven't bloomed for me. I bet the chances of getting them all to bloom together and pollenate would be slim for me in Indiana. So I'm going to have lots of dragonfruit cuttings available for postage if anyone wants them....in a few weeks when I can get things under control around here again.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #665 (permalink)
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Sandy, you can actually get things under control? Give me some tips!

Thomson's 8-S (aka S8) is one that I recommend for marginal areas (even mine) as it is very self-fertile. While the fruits are small (under a half pound), they are very sweet and tasty, one of my favorites. My friends at Dragonfruit sell plants and cuttings. I need to get some more from them since my plant was damaged last winter.
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Well, I just THINK I might get it under control....maybe it's just because I'm not so busy...I guess as long as you think it is, then as long as you don't know any better, you're ok. Then spring hits...you know I start planting in January and I just got done repotting today. So I guess I have pretty close to one month off since I'm not making Christmas wreaths this year. Fall and spring get closer together every year !
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DF is one of my new favourite fruits. I've been eating a couple every week. However I only have access to the white fleshed variety. Lucky for me my girlfriend found a yellow df in London, ON (she goes to law school there) and I can't wait to eat it when I go down to visit tonight!!!
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I brought an 'American Beauty' plant up to Santa Clara to try out in the climate here.
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I brought an 'American Beauty' plant up to Santa Clara to try out in the climate here.
I think they grow really well, but don't like temps in the 40's.. :^)
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I think it is a type of cactus
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I think it is a type of cactus
I know it is less durable to cold than yellow DF.. Pricky pear is a cactus that eats cold up.. :^)
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Cold weather slows down the ripening of the fruit
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do any of you dragon fruiters ever grow H Costarinsis??sorry if i spelled that wrong..just trying to find out when mine might bloom??
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Mine fruited in 2 yrs. from cutting
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Mine has already started flowering this season and set 3 fruit so far.
Maybe I will have pics of the fruit this year to share ...I lost the last pics in the magic box melt down a while back
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Mine had fruit last year.
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Not mine. Mine are mad that they are in the shade, so they never make flowers just to spite me.
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I have one fairly large plant that I'm hoping to get flowers/fruit from this year. The others froze back too much
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