When are dragon fruits ripe (sweet) for picking?

newgen(9 Central California)October 16, 2011

Can you tell from the color of the skin that its' time? I know that when there's any trace of green it is too early, but how red is "ripe" red?

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I've read that when the tips of the "fins" on the fruit start to dry up & yellow, that is when they are ready. Worse case, just wait until they soften up. I'm awaiting the right time to pick mine as well.

How's the Fino de Jete, btw?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 5:02PM
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That is correct, when the fins start to dry out (aka look less pretty) then you're good to go.

This is also why drgaonfruit at the store sucks, they have to pick it early so it ships and it looks pretty in the store but the inside has no flavor.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 7:55PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

OK, I'll wait some more.

The Fino de Jete is fine, I just put it inground a couple weeks ago.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2011 at 1:23AM
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