This video interview gives an excellent insight into growing dragon fruit (Pitaya) by an expert dragon fruit grower and it's definitely worth watching the full 20 minutes if you are into growing this wonderful cactus climbing fruit like I am!
[/QUOTE][QUIFor anyone who thinks that the dragon fruit is bland
Cut it in half, put some slits in the flesh and squeeze some lime juice into it
It's fantasticOTE="Mark, post: 131, member: 1"]Very true Benn, I reckon dragon fruit are underrated personally. Some think they taste bland but I totally love the fruit and taste.
Great germination! I'm doing the same atm and got about 10 seeds to germinate on paper towel not as good as yours. I'll be potting mine up in seedling raising mix soon.
I know you are wanting to grow your vines in pots but check out my recent article/video on making a dragon fruit trellis.
Pitaya do grow well in pots, however, they are probably better in ground because I found they tend to dry out too much and don't fruit as well. Even though Dragon fruit is a cactus and can survive low water or bad conditions they actually prefer lots of water and a good feed. I suppose given the right care the plants should do well for you in large pots.
600mm is a big pot. I'd say your stand with the buried base would work nicely. Apart from using a cage structure or something (like how you grow a tomato) I can't think of another way.
I've considered doing an experiment by growing a df in a pot that was raised and instead of climbing let it cascade over the edge and down. I'm kind of doing this now with a plant I grew from a cutting the pot isn't raised though, but the plant is branching out and over the sides plus flowering! I was wondering how it would go on a stand about a metre off the ground...
Well, that might be kind of true actually... because I used cheap paper towel and my germination rate wasn't great LOL
You couldn't have put it better