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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Dragon Fruit


Days from Seed to Maturity: 5-7 years from seed to fruit. 1-3 years from propagated cuttings to fruit bearing stage.

Lifespan: Perennial. 20-30 yrs. 

Outdoor Planting Zones: 10-11

Pruning: Prune during summer. Clip away any dead or rotting areas of the plant.

Light: Full sun.

Soil: Well drained.

Indoor Planting: 

Water: Do not over water. Keep soil well drained.

Food: Feed with a basic Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food, such as Miracle-Gro, that has a NPK of 24-8-6, or your favorite well balanced fertilizer. Fertilize indoor plants per the directions accompanying your fertilizer of choice. 

Potential Companions: More Dragon Fruit 

"Fruit trees should be planted in tandem (at least two together), and their best companions are alliums, tansy, comfrey and other nitrogen fixing plants, nasturtiums, marigold, marjoram, lemon balm, mustards, dandelions, daffodils, borage and other flowers." 

Do not plant with: Plants that require high moisture.

Additional information: Dragon fruit is a climbing plant and will require support. Dragon fruit will not continue to ripen after it is harvested, do not pick the fruit until it is ripe.

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Thursday, December 24, 2020