Friday, June 20, 2014

A new fruit for fruit salad alley

A couple of weeks ago I bought a dragonfruit from the markets.



  It is one of my favourite tropical fruits.  Sweet, but not cloyingly so,.....
beautiful - I didnt share it with anyone.

Dragonfruit is actually a cactus, and the plants I have seen are huge - and supported by a central post, so needing lots of room.  Then Lousie from     told me about how she sees them in Darwin growing against a carport.............  hmmm well, either side of fruit salad alley has a nice wooden post.  Driving home from work I saw my gardening friend had put out some dragonfruit cuttings for anyone to pick up.   Supossedly you just place them into the ground, or into a pot as in my case.  So now we just wait and see.....

Rather strange looking aren't they?

13 comments:

  1. They are a strange looking fruit for sure. Since we don't grow them here I have to find them in select Asian produce markets. I do like the taste of them!

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  2. Wow Joyful, I never thought you would be able to get them in Canada!

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  3. Love that red colour. I have two plants growing on a 4ft high coconut tree stump and am waiting for fruit. I enjoy trying to grow somthing new but I must admit that half of me is just wanting to pull it our of the ground because I am worried that I may have created a prickly monster. In Thailand street sellers where putting chopped red dragon fruit in a blender and making a beautiful drink. Aloha

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    1. Stellamarina,
      I don't think the prickles on this plant are like some cactus. Clever idea to grow it on a coconut tree stump

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  4. I have never tasted this fruit, I will have to give it a try! And they seem easy to grow by what you say.

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    1. Sami,
      I am not so sure that you could grow it in your climate! Do try them if you see them though - they are delicious.

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  5. I love dragon fruit. I heard the plants can get pretty big.

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    1. Yes they can....I do wonder if I really have enough room....

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  6. What a welcome addition to your fruit salad alley.....I hope it grows big and produces lots of fruit for you soon.
    So you ate the whole thing huh??? It happens sometimes...I refer to this as a "don't ask don't tell" syndrome.

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    1. Virginia,
      Yes AFTER I had finished I asked my hubby if he wanted any :)

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  7. That's exciting. I had no idea that they came from a cactus.

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    1. Roz, yes I do like growing different plants, and this certainly is different.

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  8. It is wonderful to hear the pink dragon fruit is delicious, I mean, obviously anything this pretty has to good for you. It should thrive in your climate :D

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