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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:48 pm 
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sakrava wrote:
wow! that picture is amazing. the climbing cactus has smuthered the tree. yes it is legal for you send cuttings to NSW via Australia post. however not TAS and WA.



Or South Australia, Northern Territory or from Victoria to Queensland.

Lots of restrictions, there may be more.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:17 pm 
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That is the most amazing cactus i have ever seen.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:16 pm 
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My dragon fruit cactus is about 30 years old now. I worry each year in the storm season that the tree may come down with the weight of the cactus but there are som many roots from the cactus around the gum it would be one hellof a storm. I can never get the dragon fruit from above about 10 feet so the wild parrots have a feast.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:10 pm 
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Oh my goodness that dragon fruit climbing/smothering the gum tree is amazing :thumbs:
I have a few dragon fruit plants in but they are only a year or two old, have not had any fruit from them yet.
I've been having a look in the gallery and followed the photo's link to here.
This topic is old but I wonder if the tree is still standing :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:00 pm 
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Yes it is still standing and still producing heaps and heaps and heaps of fruit.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:36 pm 
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Thankyou for the update Country Lodge. You haven't posted for a while I didn't expect an answer, I just thought the plant was fabulous, so thankyou :thumbs:
I have my dragon fruit planted at the base of 2 trees which are about 2 metres apart, I have been meaning to put a trellis or something up between the trees for them to grow up and over, I will have to get onto it soon and make sure mine don't head up into the trees as I don't think my trees would handle something as weighty as your dragon fruit must be :yipee:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:25 pm 
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Hi everyone,
I just came across this forum and saw County Lodge photo of the dragon fruit plant - that looks amazing.

I've just started to grow these again in my small backyard in Sunshine - Vic. Not sure how this topic has popped up in the 'poultry' forum but, if its here and if anyone can help with this question, I'd appreciated.

- what kind of fertiliser do you feed this plant and how often?
- will feeding it heaps of fertiliser help the fruiting?

This plant of mine came from a cutting which I had in my old place, which was there for 5-8 years, but it never fruited, not really sure why.

And sorry for re-opening this old topic.

Many thanks in advance


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:30 pm 
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hey Mstrpug
welcome to byp

thank you for reopening this thread, the dragonfruit vine in the tree is awesome!

i look forward to hearing any advice from people that have done it on growing it. as my kids "don't eat fruit" only eat the stuff off our plants / trees: so i grow as many different fruits as i can and they eat it.
this would be a cool addition - i am gonna keep my eye out for some too.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:36 pm 
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I love Dragon Fruit, I'd love to grow some but it never fruited for me either O.o?? Everything else I have did.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:27 pm 
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If it doesn't fruit for you you have to hand pollinate. At least that's what my neighbours did when theirs didn't fruit and they had an abundance of dragon fruit afterwards.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:49 pm 
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OH so is it like pumpkins with male and female flowers?? Or do you need 2 plants?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:44 pm 
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No, I think they didn't need two plants although they cross pollinated between the different plants they had. I think in their case the problem was that for some reason there weren't bees around during the short blooming period. They told me that they got the advice from their gardening club.

Maybe this link helps:
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropicalfruits/msg0920020219268.html

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:43 am 
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I got my cuttings of white and red dragon fruit ( and two koubo) off this lady http://www.aussiedragonfruit.com/index.htm

She's very helpful.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:49 pm 
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Ooohhh yes they are on my to buy list, thanks for that. We have a lovely couple who grow them on their Cactus farm near Tamborine village, and you can see them from the road flowering.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:39 am 
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Well I've had my first flowers from my Dragon fruit. This is a white Dragon fruit plant but I also have some red DF growing as well (I think the red tastes better)
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