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How to Plant Dragon Fruit Pitaya

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How to plant the Dragon Fruit Pitaya is no wonder today. To make planting simple, dragon fruit pitaya is planted by cuttings. Some forums and concern farmers call these dragon fruit cuttings as seedlings. These dragon fruit cuttings are easy to grow and plant as from cuttings, you plant them and care for them making sure that you do not over water the  nursery to avoid decomposing as fungi grows when dragon fruit plant is over watered. You have to care for the dragon fruit cutting that you just planted for over a month and they can be good to plant in your farm or even in a big pot after that.

Dragon fruit planting or farming will yield crops according to some farmers in a matter of  6 months to 9 months only which is a very short time span for farming which will surely give you high return on your investment. The only enemy of dragon fruit planting and farming is when you get hit by typhoon as we all know can really leave a devastating effect to the crops. Belonging to the cacti family of plants, the dragon fruit does not like so much water so it must be avoided at all costs and a typhoon might cause a serious problem if it happens.

This will also be a good clue for those looking for planting dragon fruit information that if the harvest time will take you about 6 months to 9, then it would be nice to plant the crop right after the typhoon months like in the Philippines which is July or upwards which means that you can make a harvest somewhere in the middle of summer months. Watch the video of how to plant red dragon fruit pitaya in the tropics. This video is from Vietnam.

Dragon fruit is a very promising fruit crop for Philippine market as the per kilo sale of the said fruit is higher than other compared exotic fruits being sold here in the Philippines. Dragon fruit is not as sensitive compared to other exotic fruits making ti survive even in poor soil condition. But of course, there is always a need to do more with organic fertilizer which will help you harvest more fruits in the long run. Dragon fruit can also be planted with little or the least supervision and care as an ornamental plant in a big pot as I’ve mentioned above.

To support the growth of vine-like attitude of the dragon fruit, you must put a support beside it so that when it starts to grow, it can have something to cling to. This situation is most ideal for dragon fruit planting. This is called as the epiphytic natural characteristic of the dragon fruit plant and is a good point to start considering when you are in the process of planting dragon fruitor start a dragon fruit farming. The dragon fruit planting when you follow putting up a tendril with which it can cling on when full grown will offer space upwards to allow it to spring some more young stems which is where the dragon fruit will be found. Don’t fortget to add up some fertilizer to the soil in a regular basis if you want to increase your harvest and make more fruits pop up the stems. If you like this post, you might want to take time to see our other posts about farming and agriculture.

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31 Responses to “How to Plant Dragon Fruit Pitaya”

  • Antonio A. Rivas says:

    I have three hills of dragon fruits. It already bears flowers in 2011 and now but it did not fertilized so…. the flowers jsut wethered and did not produce the fruit I wanted. May someone tell me how to pollenate it.

    I’d be glad if you can share ur experience/s. Thank you

  • Crisdee says:

    I want to know where you can buy some grown pitaya here in the Philippines. Someone asked you that question but your didn’t give an answer. I hope you’ll see this post and give a comment to this. Pitaya is sweet a little bit grainy when eaten but very delicious reason why I want to have a plant on my own. I heard that this fruit also has an anti-cancer properties. So that means if you’ll response to this question you’re helping me as well as other people to prevent from having cancer. I’m from Cebu. Thank you so much. more power to you and May God Bless you if you believe HIM.

  • love says:

    hi! i already planted dragon fruit way back 4 years ago…it will only generate flowers but it never turned into fruit…why is that? And could you please help me how to generate fruit…i would highly appreciate your reply…tnx..

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