Wednesday, February 18, 2009

absolutely AWESOME plant. B-)

okay for something really cool my mom and I have finally figured out what the 10+ year old plant that's on my grandma's property is. (it was cut from a 30+ year old plant at the time from next door)
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anyway I was on a nursery website to look up plants and stuff and I saw a plant name that I had seen on a discovery channel show (I got really interested in the fruit after seeing the episode) and when I clicked on the link pics of what could be a doppleganger to my grandma's plant came up.
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the fruit is called a "Dragonfruit" and makes somewhat scaly looking fruit. anyway the fruit is a bit sweet (scale of sweetness depends on the kind of plant that was bred) and it has crunchy seeds and I really want to try one.
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when my mom and I were talking to my grandma about it and showed her some pics she thought it was the plant too. she once previously had seen some of the fruit but didn't know what it was.
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turns out the fruit develops from the old and shriveling flowers (the plant has absolutely gorgeous blooms) but the dead flowers had always previously been removed so that's probably why we've never really seen the fruit before.
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so now that my grandma knows about the fruit she's gonna leave the next batch of flowers on the plant so that we can maybe see if we can get fruit.
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here are some of the main links I've found for dragonfruit. it's really cool.
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*David Bowie Breed pictured below*


3 comments:

Lightrock said...

the look so good! you must tell us what they taste like when you get the chance.

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