Evaluation Of Light Bulbs And The Use Of Foliar Fertilizer During Off-Season Production Of Dragon Fruit

Abstract: Under natural conditions, dragon cactus produced flowers and bears fruit only during the long-day months from May to October. In other countries, dragon fruit plants produce fruits almost all year round and can possibly be done in the Philippines. Timing of fruit ripening can satisfy the market demand during off-season by providing additional light during the short-day period to induce flowering at the required period. Thus, this study evaluated light bulbs and the application of foliar fertilizer during off-season production of dragon fruit.

The experiment was laid out in Split plot Design where light bulbs as the main plot and foliar fertilization as the sub-plot.