The fruit size ranges from 0.5 to 1 pound and occurs without cross or hand pollination. When the is fruit is ripe, it is round and the deep green fins blend into the pink skin giving the fruit a nice green to pink fade.
Dragon fruit can be grow in containers or in the ground as long as they are planted in well-drained soil, full sun and trained to a trellis to support weight of this fast-growing cactus. Protect from hard freezes.
Dragon Fruit Plant Care: All of our dragon fruit plants have been greenhouse grown. When you receive your plants, please be patient in acclimating them to their new environment. This means slowly transitioning them from full shade to full sun over a period of at least three weeks. Dragon fruit is tropical fruiting cactus. Dragon fruit will not grow in cold climates, so make sure that the temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent cold damage. Dragon fruit plants can be grown in large containers or the ground. Avoid overplanting into very large containers, instead gradually increase container size in relation to the plant size. We recommend a complete fertilizer during the growing season. Avoid overwatering in the winter to ensure the plant does not rot off.
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Looks very healthy with lots of roots considering planted in a small pot. Can't wait to transplant in a bigger pot to explode its growing.
I will be sounding like a broken record, as I have purchased several varieties of Dragon Fruit plants. The American Beauty DF plant was very healthy when I went to pick them up. They were nicely rooted and for the price, that is a bonus and will save some time. In summary, the plants were in good health. If you are wondering if you should buy Dragon Fruit plants from Cal Poly? I would say "YES".
Seems healthy. Hopefully it will be tasty too.