Friday, February 1, 2008

Disease -Free Dragon Fruit Planting Materials

The dragon fruit is usually propagated by seeds or cuttings. Although several studies have examined these general propagation methods of dragon fruit, no widely available information currently exist as to the protocols for production of high quality planting material of Selenicereus megalanthus via tissue culture system. Even in the absence of an efficient protocol, there remains the need to quantify the impact of micropropagated material of yellow dragon fruits in the field.

Plant tissue culture is an alternative method of propagation for large scale production of plants. Several researchers have developed a protocol for micropropagation of yellow pitaya. However, these reports lack the comprehensive key information on the large production of using tissue culture technology for the clonal propagation of yellow dragon fruit planting material.

2 comments:

DLWasler said...

Were can I find out more information on Dragon Fruit Tissue culture.

I grow Dragon Fruit and want to try Tissue culture
You can send information to
dwasler@yahoo.comThank You

David L. Wasler

Thinesh Arasaratnam said...

Were can I find out more information on Dragon Fruit Tissue culture.

I grow Dragon Fruit and want to try Tissue culture
can you give some information about the nutrient requirement of the dragon fruit in vegetative stage for nursery plant management.

You can send information to
thinesh.ca@gmail.com