Grow Dragon Fruit from seeds

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Yellow Dragon Fruit

Growing and harvesting one of the worlds finest cactus fruit with Bill in Puna Hawaii.
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42 Responses to “Grow Dragon Fruit from seeds”

  1. Gardening & More
    October 10, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    some are great

  2. Gardening & More
    October 10, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    i when out of town at the time so about 8 lived , i have a video tour coming up and i show them

  3. ddobro2
    October 10, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    What percentage survived and what percentage died? How are the survivors doing today ?

  4. Gardening & More
    October 10, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    there ok most died . i have a few still , im trying to find cuttings

  5. ProjectPitaya
    October 10, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Hey Ray, So how are your Dragon Fruit Cacti doing?

  6. LanaV6
    October 10, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    I never had one. I heard they are sweet. I love fruit that is sweet. You have so many baby ones. So cute. lo

  7. LanaV6
    October 10, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    lol Funny. :o )

  8. ProjectPitaya
    October 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    I wish I would have known then what I know now. It can take a long time to get fruit from seeds, and it can take up to then 10 years (average is 2-3 years). There are short cuts I’ve learned from trial and error in time, and all that really becomes invaluable. lately I’ve been in contact with pros who have been at this for many many years. Mine have not flowered yet but it seems next year will be the year, but for proper care, growth strategies or tips maybe I can help. Check out my channel.

  9. ProjectPitaya
    October 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Good to see you planting seeds. It really is an adventure. I started my dragon fruits from seeds as well three years ago. Three years ago my not seem like a long time, but if you think about it alot has happened in the wolrd for Dragon fruit. For example, 1: 3 years ago most people didn’t know what Dragon Fruit was. (Dragon what?). 2: It’s become explosively popular today, so its likely to be available. 3: three years ago there was wasn’t much info on “how to” grow/care for Dragon Fruit.

  10. Gardening & More
    October 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm #


  11. Praxxus55712
    October 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    At this time of night? LOL I’m surprised I’m not asleep face down on the keyboard. 3 million more emails and I’m off to bed! :) 

  12. Gardening & More
    October 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Maybe release the dragon baby’s lol

  13. Gardening & More
    October 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    I was trying to come up with a new title any ideals praxx, ?!,

  14. Praxxus55712
    October 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    So that’s where dragons come from. I sort of suspected

  15. Raidergnr84
    October 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    they are everywhere. I hear Lowe’s even has them now. I got mine at a local nursery here in Austin, and I bought 2 cuttings online.

  16. Gardening & More
    October 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    no where to get them from , cant even get the fruit , had to get a friend to send me them, small Texas citys for you =), i know how to clone them ,just like any cactus ,will check it out tho

  17. Raidergnr84
    October 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    you should just get cuttings. starting from seeds can take up to 10 years to fruit. a cutting abouy 1-3 years. check out my physical graffiti dragon fruit.

  18. John Quinn
    October 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    That would be fantastic, could I go there this Saturday? I would really like to get cuttings so I cant start growing them right away, I never grew from seeds b4 but would also like to order your hawaian seeds and try that too, let me know if its possible to come to freemont this saturaday? Also how many cuttings could I get and how much they are? Heres my email ,

  19. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    John, I have cuttings for the yellow dragon fruit here in Fremont but I am in a LBM quarantine zone imposed by the AG Dept. The last time I even mailed Mac nut seeds with the green husk on the package got stopped in the Santa Clara Post Office by an AG sniffer dog. If you are driving through Fremont you are welcome to carry them but I can’t ship. I will be back in Hawaii very soon and I can ship seeds from there. The seeds are how I got the fruit in the first place, the are true to type.

  20. John Quinn
    October 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    I live in san diego I grow 7 types of red, pink and white dragon fruits all tasty and I love the fruits, I eould like to know if I can buy some cuttings from your fremont farm? I would like the spiny yellow dragon that your showing here, is it possible to buy cuttings from you? Great video by the way

  21. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    How you get one depends on where you are located. I got mine by picking fruit off of a friends farm in Puna HI and growing them from seed.  If you are located on the Big Island of Hawaii I can help you. I also have rooted cuttings at my greenhouse in Fremont, CA. Otherwise I see the seeds are easily found on the internet when you google “buy Selenicereus megalanthus.” If all else fails I will have fresh seeds available from my crop in Jan. & Feb. 2014.

  22. initialdieu
    October 10, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    green garden guy1, how did you obtain this plant?

  23. Rc Gomes
    October 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    yes!! i will try this too thanks!!!

  24. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    I have not personally attempted to do this cross but according to an article by several Israeli authors in the American Journal of Botany the cross has been successful. It appears that Selenicereus and Hylocereus are inter fertile in reciprocal crosses. I suspect this is how the developed the yellow Hylocereus called Golden Dragon. I will try this myself in the future and see what I get. It would definitely improve the quality of the Red Dragons.

  25. Rc Gomes
    October 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    hi, i have red dragon fruits and like to try the yellow!! this yellow plant,the polen of the flower is good polinate the red ones?or not possible? thanks

  26. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 10, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    You will enjoy the yellow very much. It is sweeter and has a bit more character than the pink.

  27. 888gulfstream
    October 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    We’re growing one in Florida, hasn’t fruited yet…but our pinks ones have!
    We’ll look forward to tasting the yellow ones.

  28. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 10, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    Southeast Asia seems to be the greatest concentration of farmers growing all types of dragon fruit. They originate in Central and Southern America put they aren’t cultivated much there. I understand the yellow version with thorns is grown in Israel for the European. market. I spend part of my time in Coastal Northern California and here the plants only grow in very Southern California and Southern Florida. I have the plants in Northern California but they never fruit here.

  29. Chun Fu Tube ☉‿☉
    October 11, 2013 at 12:25 am #

    I see that your type of cactus you are growing grows in tropical areas like Hong Kong, or southeast Asia.

  30. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 11, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    Selenicereus megalanthus is sometimes referred to as Hylocereus megalanthus but there is so much difference between these two genus it is the reason some botanists have placed Selenicereus in it’s own genus. I use this classification in order to avoid confusion with the yellow fruited Hylocereus which are very different from the plant I grow. They have no spines and have the elongated sepals of the red and pink dragon fruits. Hylocereus undatus ‘Golden Dragon’ is a completely different fruit

  31. Chun Fu Tube ☉‿☉
    October 11, 2013 at 1:52 am #

    The species i’m talking about is the exactly the same one as shown on your video.
    That means, you’ve already ate Hylocereus megalanthus.

    That’s because Selenicereus megalanthus is just another scientific name for Hylocereus megalanthus, the main name.
    Check Wikipedia.

  32. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 11, 2013 at 2:30 am #

    The experience of growing Selenicereus your area will provide specific local information. I suspect the soil & weather where my plants are located is very different from your own. I am in a cool mountain area where temperatures range between 55 Fahrenheit and 85 f. year round. The night and day variation is usually about 10 degrees f. The rainfall is over 120 inches per year and the soil is over 12 feet deep volcanic with extremely rapid drainage. I was surprised the cactus grew here.

  33. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 11, 2013 at 3:02 am #

    I have never had a sample of the yellow Hylocereus so I can make no comments about them. My guess is that they would be similar to the pink and red.

  34. Chun Fu Tube ☉‿☉
    October 11, 2013 at 3:46 am #

    The one i’m talking about is this spaciest: Hylocereus megalanthus.

  35. Chun Fu Tube ☉‿☉
    October 11, 2013 at 3:48 am #

    I live in a area between subtropical and tropical. I see many small scale farming of dragonfruits here in Hong Kong, but no yellow skinned.

  36. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 11, 2013 at 4:44 am #

    I suspect the one you saw without spikes is the yellow colored version of Hylocereus not Selenicereus. This fruit tastes much like the pink and red forms. I did some searching myself and I could not find a true Selenicereus without the spins. What I did find a lot of people incorrectly using the name Hylocereus on Selenicereus. This incorrect use of scientific language makes the issue difficult to interpret. If you actually do locate a thorn less version of Selenicereus I’m interested.

  37. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 11, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    Since weather conditions and farming techniques vary from location to location it isn’t possible for me to give you exact figures for your situation. My best guess is you will see fruit in as little as 3 years and as long as 6. My seeding fruit somewhere between the 3rd and the 4th years.

  38. Chun Fu Tube ☉‿☉
    October 11, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    So in your point of view, how long would my seedling take, which is the same species as yours to fruit?
    Mine are 14cm tall. And nearly a year old. Just around 2 more months, and it will be a year old.

  39. Chun Fu Tube ☉‿☉
    October 11, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    I agree. Even though the yellow one has spikes, it’s worth the price.
    I searched the internet and found that there are actually two types of yellow skinned Dragon fruits!!
    One with spikes like the one in your video and the one we are talking about, and one without spikes.

  40. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 11, 2013 at 6:45 am #

    In Hawaii we grow red skin with red flesh, pink skin with pink flesh also pink and red skin with white flesh. There is also a golden skin Hylocereus which is different from the yellow that I grow. Most of the best cultivars were brought to Hawaii from Thailand even though the wild fruits originate in tropical America. They all sell for about $5 to $7 US dollars per pound. I don’t find any of the other types to be as good as the yellow. It is the sweetest and has the most character.

  41. GreenGardenGuy1
    October 11, 2013 at 7:00 am #

    The Selenicereus megalanthus or Yellow Dragon fruit is very uniform from seed. To the best of my knowledge the plant has not been tampered with much after it was taken from the wilds in Caribbean Central America. Every plant I have grown from seeds appears nearly identical to every other. I removed seeds from ripe fruit in 2009 and planted them in containers. I grew them for one year in containers and then transplanted them to the ground in 2010. I picked the first fruit this January.

  42. Chun Fu Tube ☉‿☉
    October 11, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    You grown them from seed??!! Really??!
    Can you please tell me exactly how old are yours?? You said 3 years but i want a more specific story.

    You, see, since the yellow skinned dragonfruits here in hong kong cost so expensive, and are from Cambodia, I brought one fruit and planted some of the seeds. The sprouted into miniature cactus vines, and I was wondering when would these fruit into the first yellow skinned dragonfruit plant of Hong Kong!!

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