Rare Dragon Fruit would like to welcome Jason from Kiama to our experiment he has been a keen gardener the last 10 years and will help all South Sydney dragon fruit growers to improve how to grow healthy dragon fruit in this region.
What suburb and state are you located?
Kiama, NSW (South of Sydney)
How long have you been an avid gardener for?
For the last 10 yrs
What is your history with gardening and horticulture?
Avid Gardner. Have given cutting of my plants to friend ls and family and community to spread the variety's around and make them aware that there is other colours flavours available.
Grow tomatoes. Finger lime. Lemonade lemons. Pineapples. through to herbs. Potatoes watermelon pumpkin etc
What drew you to Dragon fruit?
The uniqueness of the fruit and the gorgeous flowers
Can you please walk me through your history with dragon fruit?
About 4 yrs ago I researched it as I like to grow fruit and veg. Always wanted to try growing them. Loved it. And never turned back. I grow different coloured variety and have previously gave cuttings to friends and co workers so they can enjoy the distaste and colours of this amazing fruit
What was your 1st dragon fruit experience eating?
Nice but just basic white variety
What was your 1st dragon fruit experience growing?
Hard because so much info to take in but through Facebook groups turn out easy
What is your Favorite variety and why?
Purple haze for size and colour. Voodoo child for taste
Best tip for growing dragon fruit. Biggest no, no for growing dragon fruit.
Biggest challenge for growing dragon fruit you have had?
When i first started was rot because I was treating them like normal plants and over watering them
How do you fertilize?
Yes I usually use a mix of cow and chicken manure
How many varieties do you currently have?
I have 3 varieties. Voodoo child. Physical graffiti. Purple haze
What soil did you pot your cutting in? Mix of caucus mix manure