I have this cactus that I found in someones garden that has the most delicious fruit, much better than dragon fruit in my opinion. I have germinated seeds and taken cuttings but I don't know the name of it. The leaves vary from flat to three sided and the fruits don't have 'scales' like dragon fruits. It tends to be more bushy than climbing but still looks like dragon fruit plants. Because dragon fruit won't overwinter here and this one does I would like to sell the plants when I have enough but of course I need a name.
The plant is just like a dragon fruit but non climbing. Here is a picture of one of my small plants that I grew from a cutting.
To those of you who have asked for seed, I will have to wait for the plants to fruit. I am not sure if the seeds have to be very fresh or not. I picked the fruit in winter last year when I was gathering some macadamia nuts but there is no sign of flower buds on my small plants so we might have to wait another year. Maybe I can send cuttings to those in Aus. next spring. Let me know if you want one.
Epiphyllum sp some are tasty some are not we grow a heap for there flowers but every now and then I eat them. I mainly grow Cereus repandus for fruit, but have a heap of other Ceresus and feral dragon fruit around the yard.
yep, i agree with stillman, ephypillum of some sortthe interessant thingh is that is a bit more cold hardy tan dragonfruit, and yes, ephy are really variable from seeds so i think cuttings are the best way to reproduce it! ah...just in case you have a spare cutting that you can try to send me.....i'm really really interested!
Post by longhorngardens on Apr 26, 2014 18:25:50 GMT -5
In what seems like a different life I had a large collection of epi's. It was back before growing food became so important. I used to buy them on eBay. Search for "orchid cactus" for some amazing flower pictures. They have what I believe to be the most beautiful flowers in the plant kingdom.