The dragon fruit (dragonfruit) is an exotic cactus plant that climbs and needs support – a trellis or stake or similar. Produces stunning red/hot pink fruit with tiny black seeds and a refreshing, mild taste. Delicious addition to a fruit salad or on its own.
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- Fruiting Months
- The fruiting process is controlled by the moon and it will provide fruit 3-4 times a year. (calendar)
- Maximum Height
- Easy to train branches but left on its own it can grow up to 10 metres.
Top Tips for Planting
- Requires well drained soil with lots of organic matter.
- Plant in the full sun.
Top Tips for Growing
- Water moderately and regularly.
- Provide a trellis or stake or similar for support.
Is it suitable for growing in pots?
Dragon Fruit grow well in a large pot with plenty of support for its branches. You can train the branches into a shape that best suits where the pot is located.
How much water does it require?
Whilst Dragon Fruit are of the cactus family they do require regular moderate watering.
When will it start fruiting?
18-36 months – and with care it could possibly keep on fruiting for the next 20-30 years.
Did You Know
Did you know that the fruiting process of Dragon Fruit is primarily controlled by the moon rather than the seasons? Dragon Fruit flower on a full moon, then the fruit set on the next full moon. So that means the cycle from pollination to picking is about 8-12 weeks. They will produce fruit 3-4 times a year.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.