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by Hilario
on October 10, 2015 at 10:42 PM
Hola Ramiro  
Muy interesante el cultivo de pitaya en California ahora. yo tengo la curiosidad de donde trajeron la semilla? porque yo soy parte de la region mixteca Oax., yo se que la pitaya se produce en esta tierra arida. Lastima que en Mexico es tan facil realizer un projecto de production por muchas circunstancias. Sin embargo yo estoy produciendo aca en Alaska solo en verano corto, local y venda de verduras. y en el invierno estoy triste, esperando el calor del sol. Me parece que la UC esta muy cerca de la gente que quieren sembrar, eso es magnifico.  
Gracias por su informacion si me animo trabajar.
by Julie Cates
on December 30, 2015 at 6:32 AM
Thank you for this great article and your research efforts. Looking forward to sharing this nutritious fruit in the classroom !
by Pamela
on October 1, 2016 at 12:53 PM
Hi Wendy,  
I missed your program by a day! Would you please give me more information and calendar of future events? Thank you so much!
by Arthur Galarza
on February 25, 2017 at 8:37 PM
Do you know of any Pitahaya producers in South San Diego County?  
I own land in Campo, and would like to plant an acre of Pitahaya as a test, and perhaps another acre of Nopales cactus for local production aimed at the San Diego Market.  
Thank you very much in advance for your help.
by Thad Guidry
on May 5, 2017 at 2:13 AM
We really need to get a complete picture of Nutritional data for Hylocereus costaricensis which is Red skin/ Red pulp and highly favored in China and Asia where I am vacationing now and tasting the deep red purplish pulp inside that tastes slight blackberry and plum with a ton of seeds. Interestingly this variety that I bought locally has slightly more layers than Bien Hoa but less than Lisa. Its called Fire Dragon Fruit by locals. A bit different than all other varieties I have tasted prior. I am harvesting seeds as I eat. :)
by Stuart Riddle
on June 25, 2017 at 2:06 PM
Has an evaluation been made at Cal Poly Pomona?  
I was a student there under Prof. Dan Hostedler(sp?).
by Lisa Langner
on August 16, 2017 at 10:14 AM
I am interested in growing dragon fruit as a commercial venture in Prunedale, CA (central coast) and am trying to find out as much as possible about growing the fruit as well as how much land/plants are required to generate a profit.  
Thank you,  
by Mati B. Pagtakhan
on May 25, 2020 at 10:53 PM
Pitahaya needs exposure to sun to produce fruits. Since Southern California is in latitude 30 up, the sun exposure will be a few degrees before the summer solstice at 23.5 degree latitude. The fruiting could be just two or three batches against its tropical counterpart of about 10 fruiting batches. I guess inducement starts 2nd week of June, with signs of flowers first or second week of July, blooms first week of August and fruit at first week of September. Maybe two batches at most because the sun immediately returns to the equator for the autumnal equinox.
by Susan Green
on August 22, 2020 at 1:07 PM
My son and I have about 7 pitaya plants, 2 of which produce flowers, but even being given pollen from another type, & fertizing them, we have not had any luck getting fruit. We are in Santa Barbara and would love to visit anyone who can give us some more information to know what we are doing wrong. Ours are in the ground(mostly clay) and are water about 2 0r 3x a week. We are not fertilizing since we don't know what to use.
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