Friday, August 22, 2014

DRAGON FRUIT





DRAGON FRUIT

Vietnamese Jaina
Hylocereus undatus

   Last year we planted six varieties of dragon fruit, of those, four of them flowered. Most of the flowers fell off. I think it was because they weren't getting enough sun. This year one, the Vietnamese Jaina has produced four fruit and has started three more bud's. This practical variety has white pulp and black seeds, other's have either pink or deep red pulp and vary in taste.
   Dragon fruit which are called Pitaya and are the fruit of a type of cactus found originally from Mexico, but are commercially grown mostly in Vietnam now. There are over twenty different varieties of Pitaya's available.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Sq Ft Gardening

SQ FOOT GARDENING





A few months ago I read a book on Sq Foot Gardening. I decided to try it in my raised garden. I planted leek end cuts, Ky. wonder beans, squash, garlic, shallots, cucumbers and peppers. In my next posting I'll tell you more about planting end cuts.





Monday, November 26, 2012

CARAMBOLA / STARFRUIT

We are picking Carambola's now, our trees are loaded and the local supermarket is selling imported Carambola's for an outrageous price. We believe in being earth friendly (pesticide free).  If you are interested and live in Tampa bay for these sweet untainted fruit, you can reach us at tropicalfuittrees@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mango From Seed


On June 6, 2012 I showed you how to start a plant from seed, the seed I used was from a mango. This photo is of that seed, about 2 months. As soon as it produced roots and started it's trunk I planted it into a pot.