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These exotic fruits look stunning on a fruit platter and despite their reputation can be grown in the home garden. Don’t hold your breath or expect to make your fortune growing dragon fruit but be prepared to be fascinated.

Dragon fruit is the name give to several different cacti species that produce edible fruit. These often, straggly plants have the potential to take over the back yard and will need to be kept under control to produce fruit. The aim is to allow as much new growth to develop every year, because they flower on their new growth. What they lose in plant beauty the certainly make up for it in the spectacular fruit.

Protect from frost and place in a large pot, where they receive warm winter sun or plant in a sunny position in the garden with enough space for them to develop. Along the edge of a shed wall or a fence growing around a frame is the ideal position.

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