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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject: Dragon Fruit in Arizona Reply with quote

I think this plant is really good for our Arizona climate. They are suprisingly cold hardy plants. From my experience they can take a little more sun than alot of people think.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roots


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trellis


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dragon fruit


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dragon fruit arm


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dark star df


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

new arm way up high on the tree.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. Yes, there are a lot of people that grow dragon fruit (aka pitahaya) here. They do take some damage when it gets much below freezing though. I have one climbing an orange tree that froze back some last winter but it lived.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How old is your plant, and has it bloomed yet?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About a year old. No, it hasn't bloomed. Probably it doesn't get enough sun where I have it. A friend gave me that one, and I really didn't have anywhere to put it so I just threw it under that tree.

Some people get a lot of fruit though. There is a guy named Al Falkenstein in the AZ Rare Fruit Growers Club that grows bushels of them. He will be speaking on pitahaya at the Rare Fruit Festival in November. Here is a link to his bio on the Festival web site.

http://www.azrfg.org/festivalOfFruit/speakers.html#alFalkenstein
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing I noticed is that the plant will get very skinny arms when it's lacking sunlight. And thanks for sharing the AZRFG link!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm one of my landscapers severed an arm from my halleys comet dragon fruit. They must want their own plant.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm.. on one hand you know your plant is in demand, on the other its not too nice of them to nab it. Maybe they trimmed it?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe... Oh well... The cactus at the moment has 5 rebound arms on the way so for now I'm not to worried about it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update on the plant's intense growth. Flowers are expected this year Smile


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