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This is a discussion on Hylocereus - dragon fruit within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Yes, I can imagine that Harvey...kind of like rose petals in a fresh garden salad ...
Yes, I can imagine that Harvey...kind of like rose petals in a fresh garden salad bowl
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Giant twin buds
Four hours after taking the previous picture, the buds opened. Dark spots in the close-ups are bees.
actually, i was just looking at an avocado recipe where you bake it with an egg in it... sounds yummy for breakfast. i have some dragon fruit cacti going on my balcony. just had a flower last week, after our sudden heat wave it popped out a flower. usually have to wait until august or september for flowers here. these are not very frost tolerant i am told, but can take some cold. i have planted a few types about 3 years ago. only one is not growing strongly. most of the others have put out flowers at least. some need to be cross-pollinated. some don't, but can grow bigger fruit if you cross them. i have one that put out a lot of flowers last year, but not a single fruit, and another that only gives me a few flowers, but always fruits. each named variety is a bit different. i can tell you the white flesh kind do not have nearly as much flavor as the red fleshed kind. but the reds don't usually grow very big fruit. they are a bit like an inside out strawberry, little crunchy seeds in a sweet pulpy flesh. they can be scooped out with a spoon. or cut into cubes and added to fruit salads. very expensive to buy in a market. the white ones are like 9 or 10$ each. i love this fruit, and it is supposed to be really good for you. and they look like dragon eggs!
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and they smell wonderful too. i always know when one has bloomed when i get home before seeing it. one flower will fill my apartment with perfume. i liken it to a perfume scented soap.