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Dragon Fruit Cactus

Dragon Fruit Cactus


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Dragon Fruit Cactus

A Cactus Tree with Delicious Tropical Fruit!

Size:  3 Gallon
Ships:
Mar 16th, 2015
List: $ 119.90
Sale: $ 113.91
6 at $ 108.21 each
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Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Patio Planting Mix
$ 69.90
Sale: $ 66.41
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Planting Mix for Tropical Fruits
Tropical Planting Mix

Specially developed to help your Tropical Plants get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$ 13.98
Sale: $ 13.28
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Dragon Fruit Cactus
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
$ 11.90
Sale: $ 11.31
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Here’s why you should make this the year of the Dragon Fruit :

  • Exotic cactus tree with versatile, tropical appeal
  • Gorgeous, flaming-pink colored fruit
  • Large white flowers with a sweet fragrance
  • Climbing vine grows well in dry areas

 
Enter the Dragon Fruit Tree

Bring beauty and intrigue to your garden or landscape with the Dragon Fruit tree.  A member of the cactus family, this incredible fruit tree is full of great surprises.  For starters, the tree itself has an exotic appeal unlike any other.  The palm-like trunk leads up to a twisty patchwork of cactus looking vines.  This Southeast Asian-style tree would make an excellent specimen for an oriental garden or tropical motif.  

Adding a burst of color are the large white blossoms that can grow to nearly a foot long.  These lovely flowers are as fragrant as they are beautiful.  But the real prize is the Dragon Fruit itself.  Everything about the fruit is wonderfully different.  From its elliptical shape to its striking neon-pink color, the Dragon is a jaw dropping standout in the landscape. In fact, we can't think of any other fruit that's more visually appealing than this one.
 
Dragon Fruit Smoothie anyone?

Perhaps the only thing more interesting than the Dragon Fruit’s looks is the way it tastes.  Easily peel away the pink outer skin and inside you’ll find a milky white flesh speckled with tiny black seeds similar to those of a kiwi, adding a crunchy texture to its juicy pulp. Similar to a cross between a melon and a pear, the sweet yet slightly sour taste is delicious, especially when eaten chilled.  

Use Dragon Fruit to make a homemade sorbet, smoothie or tropical drink that will refresh and satisfy any summer thirst. It’s also a savory ingredient when used in jellies, jams--even sauces.  Not only does the Dragon Fruit offer a diversity of useful options in the kitchen, it’s also said to be one of the healthiest fruits on earth.  

Don’t delay.  Let the Dragon Fruit work its magic in your garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 15-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Hylocereus undatus
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Dragon Fruit Cactus


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Dragon Fruit Cactus.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Dragon Fruit Cactus gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Dragon Fruit Cactus again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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What a fun plant this is! It has made such a wonderful addition to the special plants that I am growing this year. We have seen this plant growing in EPCOT in Florida and couldn't wait to get our own Dragon Fruit. The best part is going to be the interesting fruits that it produces. This is the most unusual plant that we have; and, it generates lots of questions from friends and neighbors.
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November 17, 2014
AR, US
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3 months ago
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I purchased the 3-gallon tree in August 2014. It arrived green, healthy and well packed. It came with boards attached to keep the cactus limbs upright. I replanted tree in a huge container for the patio and left the boards intact. The cactus limbs are growing great. Because I left the boards intact, the shorter limbs are growing longer; so I just tied strings to the short limbs and connected them to the boards until they are more stable. Waiting to see the fruit this spring.
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November 10, 2014
GA, US
Purchased
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
8
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is the inside red?
A shopper on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: The fruit has red skin and is white on the inside. The inside of the plant is green.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
How much water does it need weekly?
Steve M on Aug 31, 2014
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is it SELF POLLINATING?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2014
Best Answer: The Dragon Fruit Cactus is self pollinating, but will have a much higher fruit yield if it has a mate to pollinate with.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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What is the size and age of the plant upon arrival?
Justin W on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: The 3 gallon size is about 1 ft to 1 1/2 ft tall and it's about a year old.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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how tall does it get?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2014
Best Answer: The Dragon Fruit Cactus gets 15 to 20 feet tall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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What is in the patio painting kit?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2014
Best Answer: The Patio Planting Kit includes a large container for planting, 3 bags of planting mix and fertilizer.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 12, 2014
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HOW SOON DOES 1.5 YEAR OLD BEAR FRUIT ?
FRANK W on Jul 26, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Frank
I have only had my dragon fruit catcus for several weeks now. And it is all reade starting to bare fruit.
Reply (1) · Report · Scott R on Jul 28, 2014
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Can I grow a dragon fruit plant in Long Island NY?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: You can grow a Dragon Fruit Cactus in Long Island NY but your plant will need to be planted in a pot and brought indoors during freezing temperatures and inclement winter weather.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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do you ship to new zealand?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: We apologize but we do not ship outside of the continental US.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 27, 2014
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Can this plant be grown in a pot?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: You can grow the Dragon Fruit in a pot.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 21, 2014
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Do you sell dragon fruit pollen?
Raul C on Nov 23, 2014
Best Answer: We do not sell pollen.
Reply (1) · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 5, 2014
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How do I get a mate for higher fruit yield? Do I simply buy 2 and keep them near each other?
Marilyn D on Sep 19, 2014
Best Answer: I've heard of people trying that, but honestly most successful growers of this fruit that I know of hand pollinate. Using a soft fluffy brush or similar techniques, flower to flower. You can watch a tutorial on you tube ;)
Reply · Report · chuanma O on Sep 19, 2014
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will it survive in north Carolina, and last outside in the winter/
can I grow a dragon fruit tree in Goldsboro n.c.?
A shopper on Aug 29, 2014
Best Answer: The Dragon Fruit Cactus will grow well in North Carolina, but will need to be potted and brought indoors when the weather turns cold. We do not recommend keeping it outdoors during the winter.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Sep 3, 2014
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There are two colors of dragon fruit, just like cactus fruit - red and white. The red fruit is sweeter than the white fruit. Do you sell both?
Jann G on Aug 21, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately we only sell the white fruit. To me it's very sweet and almost tastes like marsh mellows.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 25, 2014
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Do y'all sell the male dragon fruit cactus?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2014
Best Answer: We sell self fertile Dragon Fruit Cacti.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 12, 2014
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what is the best type of fertilizer tablet to use to make the plant bear fruit?
ador d on Jul 23, 2014
Best Answer: The organic fertilizer tablet would work best. Or General fertilizer like formula 13-13-13.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 28, 2014
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My dragonfruit trees bear flowers, which I hand pollinate at night since bees come only in the daylight; but unfortunately it is not setting fruit. What could it be?
Mariem B on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: You may need to hand pollinate twice a day by taking a paint brush and gently running it over each bloom. Make sure that the paint brush is dry and that you don't wash it. Otherwise you may want to consider getting your Dragon Fruit Cactus a mate to pollinate with.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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Will the dragon fruit survive a freeze ?What kind of climate does this cactus need
Tambra B on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: The Dragon Fruit Cactus can survive outdoors in zones 9 - 11. They need warm climates. Please refer to the link below:

http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/ZoneMap.htm
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 14, 2014
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

  Zone Shipping Resumes
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  Zone 6 March 30th
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.