Dragon fruit

Woodbridge, VA

Any idea if a well established and potted dragon fruit would survive the winter in northern Virginia once being planted in the ground

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Believe it is only tropical as Thailand is a major exporter of it and it grows wild down in Central America. I could be wrong though...

Woodbridge, VA

i have seen them growing in northern mexico were it does snow and frequently goes below freezing at night.

Lake Stevens, WA(Zone 8a)

Let us know how it does- Easy to grow from seeds-I did it with seeds from a yummy dragon fruit from the grocery store. You might want to start one on the windowsill to replace yours if it dies.

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Quote from Pistil :
Let us know how it does- Easy to grow from seeds-I did it with seeds from a yummy dragon fruit from the grocery store. You might want to start one on the windowsill to replace yours if it dies.


That is how I grew mine as well. Just need to put it in a larger pot and probably cull over 50% of the plants.



Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Quote from JahBless :
i have seen them growing in northern mexico were it does snow and frequently goes below freezing at night.


Let us know if you have any luck. I have a feeling it will be a lot colder in Virginia than northern Mexico though.

Dragon fruit at the Floating Markets, Bangkok (Jul 2006)

And a wild dragon fruit growing up a tree in Belize (Feb 2006)

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Woodbridge, VA

8 years I have been growing them. they are finally at the right height and weight to fruit but i am afraid of the risk by putting them in the soil. even in my winter grow tent i doubt they will fruit. also, building a trellis in a pot is a bit difficult.

Montreal, Canada

You can grow Dragon fruit in the winter. But I think that that it is recommended to grow them in regions where the hardiness zone is from 10a to 11. During the winter you just have to water them about once a week or every ten days.Make sure that you water the plants only if the temperature is above freezing or you might kill the plant.If the weather gets too cold then you could stretch a piece of burlap across some of the stakes.Here is an article from homeguides that offers some tips http://homeguides.sfgate.com/winter-care-dragon-fruit-plant-56979.html You could start winterizing your garden since the weather is being colder now http://inthebackyard.ca/3-tips-for-getting-your-garden-ready-for-winter-in-the-back-yard/

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Except Woodbridge, VA is not zone 10 to 11. Probably zone 7 today - still pretty cold in winter.

Check this site out: (not sure if they would know how hardy the plants are but it looks like they may be in zone 9)
https://www.facebook.com/spicyexotics/

and a video on YouTube from the same grower (looks like they be in southern Louisiana)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX16iyWdF9s


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