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Grow Dragon Fruit Tree to Produce Fruit Thursday Two Questions #98

My Dragon Fruit Experience
I feel most at peace when I am gardening. I love to plant and watch them grow, nurse them until they flourish.

In 2009, my brother brought with him a bunch of  Dragon Fruit stalks / plant from the state of Texas. At the time they looked like stalks of cacti. Nevertheless, we split the bunch and I took three stalks for myself.


I planted the Dragon Fruit stalks in a pot and set the pot where there is most sun in my backyard. Dragon Fruit plants / shrubs like a lot of sun and heat. Besides remembering to water them every few months, I didn't really tend to them like I do other plants.

It has been a few years since, and around the fourth of July, I saw a flower starting to come out. I was ecstatic, and got right to researching about what the Dragon Fruit flower looks like, and what I can expect after it has flowered. I had never seen one before.

But, after a few minutes of flipping through some photos and reading, I was disappointed to find out that the Dragon Fruit flowers only bloom at night, then wilt immediately by morning. Knowing this, I know I will never get to see the first flower bloom.


This past weekend, I went to the pot to see about pulling off the dead flower, to my surprise, I saw something else that made me extremely happy and hopeful. The happiness was so innocent, so abundant, it flowed all over me. No one can take away this type of happiness, but the plant. It almost cannot disappoint unless it gets destroyed by some thing beyond me.

Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #98

1)What is it that I am so happy to see on my Dragon Fruit plant?
2) Have you ever eaten Dragon Fruit? Do you like them?


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23 comments :

  1. Wow..growing dragon fruit in your own backyard is amazing..Pretty soon, you will have fresh one to eat.

    Happiness comes from small appreciation, and realizing that your hands nurturing them to this stage.

    I bought one dragon fruit here, but it didn't taste right!

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    1. I am happy to see that the flower has turned in to a fruit. Do you see the last photo? On top of the wilted flower, there is a fruit growing.

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  2. wow, i did not know that the dragon fruit plant looks like a cactus, and am so excited for you for that developing dragon fruit. happiness came from seeing the fruit knowing that it started as stalks.

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    1. I am happy to see that the flower has turned in to a fruit. Do you see the last photo? On top of the wilted flower, there is a fruit growing.

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  3. I have never tasted dragon fruit, but would imagine you would be extremely happy to see one coming about thanks to your own nurturing and also you would feel a connection to previous happy memories of enjoying this fruit. Enjoy, you deserve it.

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    1. I am very happy about all my plants, and most of all that they are happy in my care. :-)

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  4. You are happy because you see the desire of every living being to exist and to fight as hard as they can to live.

    I have never had Dragon Fruit. Hopefully someday ...

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    1. I am happy to see that the flower has turned in to a fruit. Do you see the last photo? On top of the wilted flower, there is a fruit growing.

      Maybe I can give you one for your next Birthday - if they grow around that time!

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  5. Well, S.S, you sure wouldn't be likking it if some dragon fruit flies showed up eating your prized fruit. Does the fruit sort of look like bananas?

    I haven't ever eaten dragon fruit because I know that I wouldn't like them.
    ..

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    1. Do you see the last photo? On top of the wilted flower, there is a fruit growing. It looks like an oval pink pear with smooth pink skin and soft spikes.

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  6. I think we all enjoy seeing the product of a plant we have planted and watched over. For many of us it is a joyful experience.

    I tried dragon fruit once in a restaurant. It was okay but not all that exciting.

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    1. That sounds about right how you feel about the taste. There are a lot of dragon fruits that taste "okay." It is hard to find the perfect dragon fruit with sweetness and great texture.

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  7. I agree with IcyBC, your happiness is in seeing what you've nutured. I think this is why I like my container-style gardening. Of course, I haven't done this in a few years, but I do recall how estatic I was to see the first fruits of my labor.

    I have not ever eaten a dragon fruit before. You'll have to tell me what it tastes like!

    Thanks for hosting, my friend!

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    1. I think dragon fruit looks a lot prettier than the way they taste. The perfect dragon fruit of course tastes great...but it is hard to find the perfect one.
      I would say that the dragon fruit tastes like hummm, a cool light jelly, but not a soft jellie, it is more on the crunch side.

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  8. You are happy to see that it has sprouted fruit..soon it will be turning read. They sell dragronfruit in the markets here nearly all year round. I buy them off and on.. they make great fruit salads/ cake toppings.

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    1. You are the only one that got number one right! Yes, I am happy to see that the flower has turned in to a fruit, the green thing on the end is a fruit. WooHoo!

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  9. Look terrific! Yum... yum... yum...
    I can't wait to eat it!

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    1. I saw two more flowers coming, so I am taking care of the shrub a bit more, since it is expecting a couple more babies. smiles.

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  10. That's beautiful. How amazing that you've had so much success keeping the plant alive for years (this is tough for me), but that you saw it shine is incredible too.

    Sorry we've been away for two weeks! We're back in town from a wonderful see beautiful vacation and glad to reconnect!

    Happy seeing beautiful!
    http://seeabeautifulworld.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, the plant is amazing that it broke in some places, and I cut some of it off already, and yet, it still flowers and fruit like nothing phases.

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  11. Now I need to research dragon fruit. I've heard about it but have not seen it personally.

    1. You are excited to see the fruit?
    2. I've never see it personally, but only in photos. I'll have to ask around our local market.

    Happy Thursday! :)

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    1. I am happy to see that the flower has turned in to a fruit. Do you see the last photo? On top of the wilted flower, there is a fruit growing.

      I think this audience are very new to Dragon Fruit. They look very pretty in person.

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  12. What a fabulous post (and pics!) I am so thrilled that you got to experience the joy of seeing your efforts bloom before your very eyes! This is my only experience with the Dragon Fruit - thanks for sharing your joy with us! :-)

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