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Oh bliss. It's dragonfruit time. This one still has the flower attached. Update! Ate half for morning tea today and it was the best! dragonfruit I've eaten ever. So sweet and tasty.

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Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on January 30, 2015 at 13:24

All look mouthwatering, can't wait until mine grow enough to fruit.

Comment by Lissa on January 30, 2015 at 5:21

I just use secateurs to remove them. One snip.

They look delicious Joseph :) Nothing like fresh fruit straight out of your own garden.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 29, 2015 at 21:18

Thank you Susanne and Joseph - will give twisting a go!

Comment by Susanne on January 29, 2015 at 21:07
I also twist the fruit to remove them from the vine.
Comment by Joseph on January 29, 2015 at 20:56

Elaine, I twisted them off the vines, they came off quite easily.

Comment by Joseph on January 29, 2015 at 20:55

Here are the two pink dragonfruit from before. They ripened very quickly. But yours still win the crown for intensity of colour and impressive spikes, Lissa!

I am eating one as I type. It's maybe a little bit sweeter than the ones sold at Inala. I saw pink dragonfruit at our local Woolies this arvo, $13.95 per kg!!

Comment by Lissa on January 27, 2015 at 18:54

Good Joseph :)

Comment by Joseph on January 27, 2015 at 18:36

It's taken 3.5 weeks from bloom to this. Seems very quick. I made a note in the diary after hand pollinating a red one last night, will see how long it takes to ripen.

Comment by Janet Fong on January 21, 2015 at 11:09

We had a few red ones unfortunately most were damaged by animals at night. In future we will cover the fruit with nets.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 21, 2015 at 10:41

The white-fleshed take longer to ripen than the red. Check for yielding when pressed and keep observing. This year I've noted the pollination date on the stems so am waiting to see how it works out. How do you remove the fruit? I've managed to damage the stems in the process, there must be a simpler way.

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