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Which dragon fruits are self-pollinating and which need a hand from us or nature? What exactly is self-pollinating and does it have advantages and disadvantages? We will try to answer these frequently asked questions in our blog about self pollinating dragon fruit varieties. In addition, we have also listed the dragon fruit varieties that are self-fertile for you of course!
Self fertile dragon fruit vs self sterile dragon fruit
This is very useful to know, especially if you are just starting out. If you are interested in planting only 1 dragon fruit, a self-fertile dragon fruit is actually the best and easiest option. Do you want, or do you have several dragon fruit plants and do you want to grow fruit? Then you can get along well with both types. We have discussed the advantages and disadvantages for you below.
Self fertile (SF) pitaya
Means that the plant can use its own pollen to produce its own fruit. In this case, the anther containing pollen (the male) is close to the stigma (the female). Are you curious if your variety is self-fertile, yes or no? You can simply wait for this, since if your plant doesn’t bear fruit, you know what kind it is. With SF, therefore, there is no need for hand pollination or help from nature as the pollen will naturally hit the stigma due to gravity or the light movement of the flower itself. This will successfully pollinate it along the way.
Self sterile (SS) pitaya
Self sterile dragon fruits need a different dragon fruit variety pollen to produce fruits. In other words, if you have 1 dragon fruit plant that is self-sterile, it is advisable to take another variety if you want fruit of course. So you need different dragon fruit pollen to produce fruit.
White flesh dragon fruits tends to be more self-fertile than red flesh dragon fruits
Overview of self pollinating dragon fruits
There are of course many more self pollinating dragon fruit varieties, but we are proud to say that we have the following self pollinating dragon fruit plant for sale:
- American Beauty
- Dark star
- Florida red
- Giant Vietnamese
- Hailey’s Comet
- Seoul Kitchen
- Surinam Red
- Thai Dragon
- Vietnamese White
- Voodoo Child
- Natural Mystic
- Purple Haze
As you can see, we offer more self fertile dragon fruit varieties cuttings compared to self-sterile dragon fruit cuttings. Take a look at our range cuttings to find more cuttings we offer!
Best self fertile dragon fruits (super pollinators)
From the above list, we recommend the Vietnamese white. This plant is known for producing a lot of pollen and is categorized as one of the self pollinating dragon fruit varieties. Of course, several other factors play a role as well. The health of the plant is of course paramount. Because if that’s not good, the plant will never bear dragon fruit. So it’s all about the happiness of the plant.