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Name: Texotic Fruit Orchard
San Marcos, Texas
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TexFruit
Jul 2, 2013 2:56 PM CST
I purchased this off of Ebay. It makes a large Cactus but produces a nice spineless fruit similar to Dragonfruit.

Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Jul 2, 2013 4:54 PM CST
Interesting - I've never seen one. Do you know what the species name is?
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Jul 2, 2013 7:43 PM CST

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Name: Texotic Fruit Orchard
San Marcos, Texas
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TexFruit
Jul 3, 2013 11:27 AM CST
I bought a cutting off Ebay for 3.99.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
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sheryl
Jul 4, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Thanks, Dave!
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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jul 13, 2013 12:46 PM CST
The fruit I got the seeds from was also called a Peruvian Apple. Due to the red color and spineless fruit. It's name is Cereus peruvianus. Also night blooming cactus. I was really lucky to have all the seeds sprout and grow. Now, what to do with all the plants. So far, I gave most away. Still have about 20 left. I even have 3 out of the whole bunch that formed sprials. Neat. Picture of mother plant with fruit;
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Picture of whole plant;
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Picture of seedlings;
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If interested, contact me for one or a few.
Stush
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
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sheryl
Jul 15, 2013 1:04 PM CST
Wow, very cool! Didn't know they came true from seed - the spirals, that is. Very nice plants. How old are they now, Stush?
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Name: 'CareBear'

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Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Jul 15, 2013 6:04 PM CST
Glad you asked Sheryl. I had to go over the pictures. Got the fruit Nov. 2011, planted Nov. 18, 2011. After sprouting, they seemed to stop and do nothing for 6 months then Summer of 2012 they more than triple there size and now some are better than 4 inches high. And most were straight. So far I seen 4 spirals. but I heard it takes a year or more for the spirals to show. So they are just under 2 years old.
Stush
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Jul 16, 2013 3:52 PM CST
How interesting. You just don't see too many of those around here .... I wonder how well they do. They may prefer a more humid environment, some cactus do. Or higher elevation (cooler).
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Name: 'CareBear'

Sempervivums Hostas Dog Lover Irises Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents
Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Jul 17, 2013 5:53 PM CST
I know that can take a lot of water in the summer. I have to empty out their trays all the time. I find them sitting in water with no ill effects. Of course during winter, different story. I almost never have to water them.

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