Friday, May 16, 2014

Home Grown Dragon Fruit


 The dragon fruit cactus like plant has been growing at the backyard since I was a teenager. But I have never had the opportunity to eat our own home grown dragon fruit. Not that it has not bear fruit. It just that I was never at home during harvest time. So very happy I was this week to have the opportunity to harvest and enjoy our own home grown dragon fruit. Dragon fruit plant in this tropical garden of ours does not require watering. They fare very well during the drought period with neglect and without any watering. What is important to this plant is they hate wet feet, so soil must be well-drained especially during wet season. Furthermore, a lot of sun is one of the important factor for this plant to thrive.  The long dry spell and the return of the wet showers has probably triggered the plant to bear fruits again.
 The dragon fruit flower buds are really huge like the size of a torch. When this variety of dragon fruit bloom produces white flower.
 The young unripe fruit is in green in colour before it changes to red when ripen. We have never bought a dragon fruit in our entire life because it is consider exotic and pricely.
 Cross-section of the harvested dragon fruit.
 You can just eat the tiny tiny black seeds cos it is not hard, like eating strawberries when you never thought that you eat the seeds as well. The flesh is soft but not that mushy feeling similar like papaya. There are still some on the plant ripening :) .

Have a lovely weekend.

28 comments:

paridah said...

sedapny buah naga...sudah berbuah ya...

Anonymous said...

Diana, you're so blessed with all the fruits your garden gives you! I never had dragon fruit and I find this very interesting because the fruit looks so attractive too:)I learn so much from your blog!

Normala Saad said...

It's a miracle, the seeds are so tiny but could produced the large and delicious fruits. Kebesaran Tuhan.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

So interesting. Have never seen those before. Love that you're getting to eat your own.

The Reluctant Shopper said...

Enjoy your harvest dear - so yummy! I also never bought dragon fruit - always got it from somebody else... :D

Stephanie said...

Here you go again! Whatever you grow will turn out good :-D That is a beautiful dragon fruit... yum yum ;D

Mark Willis said...

I have seen the fruits on sale in shops, but I nver knew how they grow, so thank you for showing me! How nice to have a plant that doesn't need watering and just needs to be left alone - there are not many like that!

rainfield61 said...

This is a really big one.

Enjoy your fruit, and your weekend.

Sunray Gardens said...

These are so really cool looking photos.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Wendy said...

wow, that looks so cool!

Sue Garrett said...

How bizarre looking.

Kesuma Angsana said...

walla sukanyer tengk... very fresh lah & menjadi sangat !

CHANTAL BOGANDA said...

What a beautiful garden! And you are so lucky to have a garden with fruits!
Thank you for sharing
Chantal

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Diana,
Your homegrown dragon fruit looks wonderful. My two kids love eating dragon fruit, both the white and the red variety, me, I'm not much of a dragon fruit fan.
I envy your garden, so much space and so many varieties of fruits and veggies!

Malar said...

Wow! First time for me to see the fruit on the plant!

Autumn Belle said...

Home grown produce always taste better!

Ummu Madihah said...

Salam Diana,

Bestnya buah naga hasil tanam sendiri! Mak Aji baru tahu yang bunganya saling tak tumpah bunga bakawali!

lena said...

hi! oh now i know the unripe one is green in colour. There is another variety of dragonfruit which the flesh is red which i find it sweeter but the white one like yours is much crunchier.

Shaheen said...

Absolutely stunning, I don't have anything as exotic as your dragon fruit growing in my garden, just pears, apples and plums :)

KL said...

Dragon fruits are also costly in the US -- each fruit costs about 2-3 dollar. I buy and eat whenever I visit the Chinatown in NYC. They are so sweet and beautiful to eat. How big do these trees grow?

BI said...

hi hi..i know it's not proper to post a comment here. I am new to gardening, my very first plant is sweet basil leave. can i have you email address? i am facing some problem and would like to seek your advice. thanks in advance.

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

Wishing you and family "Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri".

littlekarstar said...

Hi Diana! You haven't posted for a while, are you ok? I've been missing Malaysia A LOT lately. Hope you're well, littlekarstar (Aka Mrs Bok)

CintaHati Lina said...

sangat memberi manfaat tau buah ni..bagus sngt2..yang kurang darah masa hamil ni bagus tau amalkan....

pengalaman sendiri dan buah naga ni sedapppp sangat...

salam ukhwah dan salam perkenalan dari mommylina

JaSSNaNi said...

seronok dapat makan hasil tanaman sendiri.. :)

Ana said...

I always make dragon fruit to become a juice and drink it. It's very healthy and I love the taste very much.

Trees World said...

The dragon fruit are looking so nice. Is this fruit from your garden?

Lrong Lim said...

Excellent pics... and how nice would it be if I can grow the dragon fruit here in Japan...