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Spicy Exotics Dragon Fruit Other Hawaiian Burger

The other Hawaiian Burger

One Sunday afternoon may family and I were relaxing watching Food TV just before lunch. Playing at the time was a head to head burger competition. All sorts of burgers were being concocted up. It was getting just past lunch time and we watch sever
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Dragon Fruit variety Dark Star fruit sliced harvist

Dark Star in 2015

Dark Star in 2015 had four flowers fail to produce fruit earlier in the year. Later Dark Star variety finally came through in the summer. 100% of the flowers set fruit in it's last flower cycle ending in early July. The fruit was harvested toda
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Blue Runner snake on Dragon Fruit trellis

Summer Heat

The 2015 growing season started with rain nearly everyday in April and May. Once June came around the rain slacked off with only to occasional scattered thunder shower. July showed no moisture at all and so for, August looks the same. To top it all o
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Spicy Exotics Dragon Fruit variety Voodoo Child plant

Where is the fruit?

The 2015 fruiting season was looking very promising with several varieties flowing in early March. Disappointment set in after most of these flowers failed due to a lack of pollen. The remainder of the flowers that bloomed in March and April did have
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Dragon fruit variety Purple Haze flower

First Flower of 2015

Many of my Dragon Fruit plants have flower buds at this time of year. Some are Voodoo Child, Haley’s Comet, Physical Graffiti, Dark Star and Delight. However, the first to produce a flower was Purple Haze. When the flower opened it had very little
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Dragon Fruit variety Voodoo Child flower bud

First flower bud of 2015

Here in Louisiana, flower buds typically show in the month of March for most plants and trees as springs temperatures arrive. Most dragon fruit varieties usually show signs of flower buds as temperatures get even warmer, but not Voodoo Child. The fir
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