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Not All Dragon Fruits are Perfect ...

But the taste is the same!

Two views of the weirdest DF fruit forming:

Picked today and eaten - yummm!:

It split all by itself - cut out the broken edges and enjoyed as usual:

The red-fleshed DFs ripen much sooner than the white-fleshed DFs. I've just started to write the date of pollination on the stem to keep some kind of track of ripening time. I have read ripening can be anything from 28 days to 40 days - quite a spread. There would be a lot of modifying conditions; I'm wanting to know how long my plants take to mature their fruit. Unripe, the white-fleshed fruit can be very tart.

They may not all be perfect, but the flavour is superb once they are fully ripe.

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on April 10, 2014 at 0:23

You gave me a cutting a while ago Elaine.  You'll be pleased to hear that I planted it into a big pot a few weeks ago (for drainage).  I'll be happy if I even get the odd fruit as good as yours. 

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