Dragon Fruits Farming Tips Part 2
After a brief blooming period, the dragon fruit flowers turn into fast growing fruits. When the outside is red all the way, then it's time to cut the fruits. A strong rose cutter is ideal to harvest ripe dragonfruits. Dragon fruit cacti produce more than one harvest per year. As you see on the cacti pictures on this page, some dragonfruit cacti are blooming, others have fruits and other cacti are empty and recovering for next season. In Cambodia you find delicious dragonfruits all year long on local markets.
Hence with proper planting management and rejuvenation of your dragonfruit farm, you may have at least some fruits all year long. Sometimes more, sometimes less - but all year long. Notice that harvest during cloudy or rainy season, the dragon fruits are almost tasteless and sugarless or even slightly sour. Truly sweet and really exotic tasty dragon fruits are harvested only a few weeks into hot sunny dry season with blue sunny sky all day long. From then and all hot sunny season all dragonfruits are sweet AND really tasty.
The by far sweetest AND also by far most tasty dragon fruits ever eaten so far in my life have been the dragonfruits from Northern Cambodia during dry season, i.e. after mid January.
In the Philippine islands we have few dragon fruits only and only during a brief period once per year. The Philippine dragon fruits are tasteless and slightly sour. Hence obviously in the Philippines dragonfruits are growing in wrong location. Remember the need for all day long shadow-free hot tropical sunlight. In the Philippines we have many high mountains, even on islands, producing late sunrise or early sunset! Ideal locations in the Philippines would be places in sunny areas like top of low hills. Example is the beautiful farming area shown in the pictures from Bicol's Simple life - Happy life province. Look at the pictures with ocean view sceneries and the low gently hills. Hilltop would be an ideal location in that Bicol area. Early sunrise, late sunset, sunny for a long period during the year.
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