HOW TO GROW RED DRAGONFRUIT SEEDS
The germination rate of dragon fruit seeds is fairly variable, but they are usually easy to germinate. We anticipate that the Red Dragon Fruit seeds we supply from Garden Paradise Seeds will germinate quickly, typically within a few days, though some groups may need up to eight weeks. Make sure the soil is moist and sterile before planting the seeds. Maintain soil temperatures between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Cool soils will significantly delay seed germination time and may inhibit germination completely. The seeds of dragon fruit are very small and very fragile, so they need to be handled carefully. While watering, be careful not to disturb the soil as seeds can become deeply buried, failing to reach the surface and rotting.
CARE AFTER GERMINATION
In order to thrive, dragon fruit requires warmth, moisture, and plenty of light. During the hottest hours of the day, select a garden bed with full sun or light shade, and deep, organically rich soil that drains well. When mature, dragon fruit can grow to more than 20 feet tall, making a trellis or pergola an essential support structure. Plant dragon fruit at least 400-500cm away from structures, power lines and trees to prevent damage. During the growing season, dragon fruit requires regular irrigation during periods of drought.
RED DRAGON FRUIT & ITS BENEFITS
Pitahaya, also called Red Dragon fruit, is a tropical fruit with a vibrant red exterior and a sweet, seed-flecked pulp. The foodie and health-conscious alike are drawn to its unique look and power. Antioxidants found in dragon fruit are beneficial to your immune system and are rich in vitamin C. You can stay healthy and fit by eating dragon fruit because it contains vitamin C.
Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
- Feature: Fruits every 5 months
- Flowering Time: Summer
- Soil Type: Sandy
- Plant Type: Cactus
- Season: Winter
- USDA Zones: 10-11
- Use: Ornamental vine and as a fruit crop
- More: Reproductive
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes,Angiosperms,Eudicots
- Order: Caryophyllales
- Family: Cactaceae
- Subfamily: Cactoideae
- Genus: Persicaria
- Species: P. microcephala
- Ireland & Northern Ireland: Orders placed before 4 p.m. will be delivered the next day, otherwise usually two working days.
- Shipping Cost: From 2,00 Euros
- Rest of the World : 3-11 Working Days
Shipping Cost: From 2,90 Euros
- Except for Australia & New Zealand, shipping costs are from 3.50 Euros.
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