Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dragon Fruit Cuttings, Is that a Flower bud?






Here are my dragon fruit plants that I grew from cuttings last year. I posted previously on these plants, White, Red, and Purple. These pictures were taken today, I had a very pleasant surprise, see last picture. I'm not sure if it's a flower bud, I've never grown dragon fruit before. But it looks different from the other new growths.





Is that what I think it is?

10 comments:

  1. Looks great! I am in the Dallas area and was thinking about planting these.. do these grow well in texas? where did you get the seed/plants ?

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  2. this is my first year growing these so I'm not sure how well they'd do in the winter. But during the summer they seem almost indestructible.

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  3. You have to put them inside in dallas winter. I have many DF trees and they are getting big. Let me know if you need any tips. Texasguava.com

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  4. Here is a pic of my DF. I have 3 different varieties.

    http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad230/rlang4/DSC06667.jpg

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  5. thanks texasguava. Nice website. Do you grow your guavas all in greenhouses? I guess I'm hoping there is a hardier type that I can plant in the ground. I also grow passionfruit "incarnata". They are pretty hardy.

    thanks for visiting my blog!

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  6. oh, and that new growth was not a flowerbud after all. It sure tricked me. It was probably a flowerbud that realized it didn't quite have enough energy and became vegetative growth instead.

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  7. The flower buds don't form on the tip, but rather on the sides. That is a new segment forming, mine does that all the time.

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  8. good observation! you're right I've only seen them form on the sides.

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  9. I am always trying to stand these guys up. Today, I saw your plant and had an ah ha moment. Usually, it is put on a T bar! So it would be okay to have it going side ways, duh.
    And yes, it is a bud, I have a much bigger one and was searching to see it is a fruit or not, so that is how I landed here. Will post it this week, come by and see it when you have time. :-)

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  10. Thank you for the all the information but WHERE in Texas are you? I'm wondering if these will grow in 8b-9 zones. Thx

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