7 Essential Dragon Fruit Care Tips For Fall

7 Essential Dragon Fruit Care Tips For Fall

Dragon fruit don’t *do* much in fall, but there’s a lot YOU should do in fall to set them up for healthy, vigorous growth next season.

00:00 – Intro
00:41 – Visual Inspection
01:24 – Shape And Structure
02:26 – Pruning
03:21 – Tying Up New Growth
04:43 – Thinning Flowers
05:22 – Fertilizing
06:28 – Preventing Rust
07:18 – Colder Zones
08:07 – Outro


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  1. Linda Soaft on November 29, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks “Dragon Daddy” AKA Kevin! Just started my first planting of American Beauty Dragon Fruit from Lucky and needed this info going into fall.

  2. MoofMilkin NerfHerder on November 29, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Hey Kevin, I’m in San Diego and I got blooms everyday this last week. Will these flowers take if fertilized properly or will the fruit be lost as we approach winter?

  3. N0 LAB3L on November 29, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you

  4. The Mun on November 29, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    I have a question! I have a whole mess of seedlings I bought at Market Basket, can I grow them out if I separate them? They are all very green and healthy, and currently at about 4-5 inches tall for the tallest ones

  5. dscamp98 on November 29, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Can you do winterizing strawberries next 😉

  6. Brianna Chu on November 29, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    My dragon fruit doesn’t seem to be growing and looks like it’s not doing to well. Are there ways I can help nourish it back to health?

  7. luke wilson on November 29, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    Hey Kevin, I know this is off topic but I’ve thought about putting together a "bugout bag" and considered putting some seeds in it incase of a long term situation. If you had to have 5 to 10 seeds to help you live off the land what would they be?

  8. Drews2206 on November 29, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    I have a 4. – 5 yr mature dragon fruit plant and it wrapped around my lemon tree it did fruit before i planted on the ground at one point it’s been 2 yrs now haven’t got no fruit .. is there something wrong that I’m doing

  9. The one whom Jesus loves on November 29, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Epic Gardener..help..i found a very large Grub worm in my raised garden bed….does this mean i have more and will they ruin my crops??

  10. Lazy Lizzie on November 29, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Super happy with my plants so far. Mine are to heavy to move but so far my Putple Haze, mystery and my Dark Star have done really well in this semi frost we had (37°/39°) I’m just waiting on my frost protection tree covers in hopes that keeps them happy.

  11. Christian Barrios on November 29, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    What can I do if my dragonfruit stems are slightly white/yellow?

  12. KISSAN SAVE SAMGAM on November 29, 2021 at 12:46 pm


  13. MrWilcox on November 29, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Glad I found this video. I’m out in AZ and just picked up a Dragon. Lots of great tips here and it seems I can treat this almost like my plumeria.

  14. Angela Wang on November 29, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Can we use self watering wick system for growing Dragon fruit.

  15. Cristina Orillosa on November 29, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Thank you kevin for sharing guidelines & information…it helps me a lot…. can i ask what Fertilizer did u use in your dragon fruit? Thnx in advance & God Bless 😊

  16. Dun Dun on November 29, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    dragonfruit in chinese (火龍果) means, if translated literally, fire dragon fruit.

  17. Dp Chait on November 29, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Lucky you live in such a temperate zone. Most areas in America couid never grow dragonfruit

  18. Saving The World One Sculpture @ a Time on November 29, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Great Video thanks for the info 💫💖💫

  19. Akash Khan on November 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Hey 👋 Super Mario Kevin, I started growing dragon fruit before 1.5 years ago. This September I Got 3 fruits. I’m inspired by you and I still watch your videos.

  20. Khydo on November 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Begging for a sour patch cutting I’m willing to pay $15 for a short cutting

  21. VorticityL on November 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Lol dragon daddy also do you think you can freeze dry dragon fruit I’m curious

  22. Rose L on November 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    I have a question about dragon fruit that I couldn’t find an answer to whilst googling. I have a dragon fruit indoors, it’s been doing eally well, and is close by a massive window, (next to the windowsill, far away enough that it won’t get scorched but close enough to soak up the sunshine) but the stems are all really skinny and round. I’ve had it for a year now possibly longer? It will grow new stems, and the stems grow pretty long but they’re all cylindrical and skinny. Haven’t had any inkling of fruit either but as it is a store bought plant I’m not sure if it was grown from seed or a cutting. Would you know how to fix the stem issue?

    Great video btw! ^^

  23. lailaniviray sante on November 29, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Blessed Day, i just want to ask what is the best soil for the dragon fruit

  24. cloudstrife428 on November 29, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    I don’t know why I’m watching this. I have a feeling that dragonfruit plants would not do well in northern Utah

  25. GamerFan2050 on November 29, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    lol thought it was dragons breath pepper fruit

  26. KISSAN SAVE SAMGAM on November 29, 2021 at 1:09 pm


  27. Cinderellen on November 29, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    💜💜 they look amazing!

  28. EVIL QTip on November 29, 2021 at 1:10 pm


  29. Heidi Cao on November 29, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    How can you care and grow dragonfruit in zone 7? Is it required to take them indoors during the winter or what temperature is the minimum for outdoors?

  30. Winter_ Playz on November 29, 2021 at 1:14 pm


  31. Clemencia Convers Ortega on November 29, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    In what part of the United States are you? I am in Northwest Arkansas, I was born in Colombia South America and we call them pitayas. I missed most of the fruits we have there, I would like to grow one actually the yellow one

  32. Patty's Diary on November 29, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Ouh thank you for the great ideas on planting dragon fruit thru big Pot

  33. Ashraf M on November 29, 2021 at 1:17 pm


  34. Bob Job on November 29, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Daddy K!!??
    Agreed! This sexy garden lover makes me wanna call him daddy 😘🍑

  35. freakingbored on November 29, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    love dr bronners

  36. Mahadi a.s is coming soon on November 29, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Cool 😎 thanks again for the lovely information about on of my favourite fruit trees

  37. Epic Gardening on November 29, 2021 at 1:21 pm
  38. Khydo on November 29, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Ok but all these late fall business pluck this don’t do that doesn’t even matter in south Florida? Am I wrong? Seasons don’t really exist here heat and sun wise

  39. DuncanIsMe on November 29, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Please, please can you do a vid on mung beans. Just anything. I’ve been growing them for 4 years for school projects and stuff and haven’t succeeded once.

  40. Pas2810 on November 29, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Great videos very informative. Thank you!

  41. Juan Botello on November 29, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Me gustaría saber cómo se llama el abono de la bolsa verde…

  42. lidi Ribón on November 29, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Podría poner subtítulos 😔

  43. Lola Davis on November 29, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    Looks beautiful.

  44. Nikki on November 29, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Do you recommend “hardening off” or acclimating your outdoor plants to the being indoors for the winter?

  45. Pixics on November 29, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Great tips, I do notice stems that look like they will grow out the wrong direction so I need to clip those off.

  46. Mason Hunter on November 29, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    Do you think I could grow dragon fruit on the side of pomagranate trees? Or too flimsy of a tree? i have a feeling they could coexist in same soil wonderfully.

  47. Alexandralite on November 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Please reply, I need some info. 🙂
    My dragon cactus is sprouting a strange limb. (Not an air root)

  48. Ejder Meyvesi - Alfa Geleneksel Tarım İşletmesi on November 29, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Hello from Turkey! Your videos are inspiring. What do you think our sequential planting of seedlings?

  49. Valentina Leanos on November 29, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    I got some cuttings today and I’m totally new to this! Should I keep them inside during fall/winter ?
    Any tips on what to do with the cuttings ?
    I live in San Antonio

  50. Pedro Petracco on November 29, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Using SEASON names instead of MONTH names would instantly make your tips more widely applicable, right…?

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