We decided to pick the pitaya dragon fruit even though it didn’t appear as bright pink as some of the pictures. I did ready it takes about 30 days from flower to ripe. So I think i ended up picking it at 45 days. The tentacles coming off the fruit started having slightly dry looking edges so I decided it was ready. It was a risk as apparently they don’t ripen anymore once picked.
I am so glad I did as it was on a tiny bit of the soft side but still so good and sweet and not mushy!!!
Once I photographed it inside, it actually appeared more pink in the images so maybe that’s why other people’s looked so much brighter than mine!
Going to pick him at under 45 days!
Look at the colour change of #1
My dragon fruit cactus flowered a couple of weeks ago and now I have what looks like a fruit….
I am hoping it will turn into this
Yay, first decent fruit from my trees. I have to say I have been watering and caring for this tango mandarin for many years and only now I can say it is producing edible fruit and quite a few for a small tree.
The Meyer lemon tree I have only had for a year. So impressed I get one big fat juicy lemon.
Hope I have many more happy citrus years to come.
My little goji berry twig from eBay had started flowering. Can’t wait for some little berries.
It’s quite twiggy looking so I transferred it to a bigger hanging pot. Looks better already. Probably shouldn’t repot whilst it’s flowering but it looks kinda hardy. Let’s hope I’m right!
Here’s my little olive tree. Lots of leaves.
And my crazy fast growing Dragon Fruit cactus.
It’s about 5 ft tall and out of control! All efforts to tame it has left me with prickles so now it’s against the wall so the wall can support it.
Here’s the two little figs from eBay from the same seller as where I bought the goji berry from.
Still a lot of growing til I get real figs.
Here’s my messy area. I also brutally cut some big fat branches off the blueberries as I vaguely remember reading that any over an inch in diameter had to be cut. I hope i didn’t make that up! Anyway, lots of grooming to hopefully make healthier plants.
And lastly, the ugly fairy tale eggplant. Why are the colours so bland?!