Dragon Fruit Dark Star

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Dark Star is a medium to large sized fruit purple fleshed variety that weighs on average 3/4 to 1 pound. The fruit have a mild grape-like flavor that is most enjoyed when chilled and eaten fresh. This variety is self sterile. In tropical regions it can handle full sun. Strong grower! An easy to grow dragon fruit that grows well with almost no spotting and is a reliable bloomer/fruit producer, usually blooms mid to late summer-likes the heat, fruit is ripe by fall.

Self-Sterile - It needs cross pollination to set fruit, usually done by hand pollination from another variety.

Dragon fruit are a 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. Protect from hard freezes. Dragon fruit can be grown in containers or in the ground, planted in well-drained soil, full sun and trained to a heavy-duty trellis to support weight of this fast-growing plant. 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.

All 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 shade to full sun over a period of at least three weeks to avoid sun scald. This could take longer in extreme heat.

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  • 5
    American Beauty Dragon Fruit Plants

    Posted by Rene Bautista on Aug 10th 2021

    The plant came in nice and healthy, which now has a few branches coming out. It's doing really well!

  • 5
    Beautiful well rooted dragon fruit

    Posted by Paul Clifford on Jul 25th 2021

    So far I have purchased about a dozen varieties of dragon fruit from Cal Poly Pomona Nursery. They were shipped promptly and very well packaged. On delivery in April they were well rooted small plants a few inches tall. It's now late July, about 3 months since receiving them, and they have grown to a height of two to three feet. Their growth has been vigorous and I have now planted them in large tubs with a trellis. I have been able to take cuttings that I have rooted. I'm eager to leave another review next year when they fruit to give my impressions of the fruit of each variety. I live in Northern California on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, so I don't know how well some of the varieties will survive the cool winter, but I'm prepared to cover them if needed.

  • 5
    Dark star dragon

    Posted by Clifford Bumanglag on May 20th 2021

    Received my new plant in good condition. It was priced well, received in a short time and is doing well. I will gladly use this nursery again.

  • 5
    Dark star dragon

    Posted by Clifford Bumanglag on May 20th 2021

    Received my new plant in good condition. It was priced well, received in a short time and is doing well. I will gladly use this nursery again.

  • 4
    Dragon friut "Dark Star"

    Posted by Richard Frost on Jan 18th 2021

    The plant is healthy and strong, and doing well. The only thing I can say is, the plant's soil was very dry and the soil came loose in the packaging. The plant was a little exposed, but that can happen in shipping. I will buy again from Cal-Poly Pomona.

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Timothy Tharp on Jan 12th 2021

    It was in great shape

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Timothy Tharp on Jan 12th 2021

    It was in great shape

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Timothy Tharp on Jan 12th 2021

    It was in great shape

  • 5
    Great

    Posted by Timothy Tharp on Jan 12th 2021

    It was in great shape