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Another Pitaya Harvest

I’m fascinated with these cactuses. They thrive in neglect. They produce large, beautiful and fragrant flowers. They bear sweet, delicious and nutritious fruit. It is always a treat to be able to pick these fruits and eat them while they are still warm from the from the sun. Dragon fruits are the sweetest when they are overripe. When they are almost bursting. Homegrown dragon fruits are always better than those you see in malls. Dragon fruits stops ripening the moment you remove it from the pitaya plant.

An overripe dragon fruit is bursting at one end.

I wanted to show you how easy it is to pick this fruit from the plant and peel it using your hands so I made a live video. This is how I did it.

tripod with umbrella
My tripod, gorilla pod, SO’s selfie stick and my phone.

The umbrella is to keep the phone under a shade. It is going to cook and shutdown if it is streaming while under the full sun. Maybe not, but I’m not going to risk it.

a phone trying to capture a dragon fruit
A closer look.

Here’s the video.