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Dragon fruit advice? Are these early fruit developing?? - hard to be patient!

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on April 11, 2014 at 16:56

Locally there are some kind of climbing cactus way up trees - I had one growing on a trellis over the front door in Briz. Superb scent to the flower but no fruit - may not have been a fruiting variety or it did not get pollinated. Currently I pollinate mine usually and get around 90 percent fruit, non-hand-pollinated is about the same ;-) My plants came from fruiting plants.

Comment by Ania on February 26, 2014 at 18:42
You were right Elaine. They all fell off in a rotten heap today.
Comment by Ania on February 25, 2014 at 17:24
Was hoping someone would tell me it was this variety-- http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm4R_xxEwhU#
Comment by Ania on February 25, 2014 at 17:15
Bummer :(
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on February 25, 2014 at 15:28

This blog may be helpful or confusing ;-) I could not squeeze the hard green developing fruit. Don't know why they turn yellow - not pollinated or the plant cannot support it for two guesses - but going on my first experience with them, they just don't develop.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on February 25, 2014 at 14:58

That won't be a fruit :-( I've had 2 such and they just wither and die. If you're going to get fruit, the fruit-end stays green and just gently swells. The flower withers and stays on until the fruit is almost ripe. A couple that I pollinated did what yours have done. I did threaten my non-fruiters with the rubbish bin though … ;-)

Comment by Ania on February 25, 2014 at 13:55
The first flower which I also tried to pollinate fell off completely. If I gently squeeze this yellow sepal looking cluster, it does suggest something going on inside.. Have been pampering the plant ever since it bloomed, couldn't help it, exactly as I do with other fruiting tree blooms.. I am just confused as to why they turned yellow.. Seems like a loss of chlorophyll..

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