This is not a kiwi!?


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Strange!! I bought a fuzzy Kiwi from the store about a month ago, and unfortunately, only ONE seed germinated successfully (out of about 20) :(

Nonetheless, after waiting all of this time, it turns out it didn't even produce a kiwi plant. I've looked up tons of kiwi photos and not a single one I could find had any resemblance to this.

Looks like a Pitaya....but.... I've never in my life seen a pitaya besides photos, so, not sure how I would have a seed o_O

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That looks very close to a dragon fruit seedling (pitaya) but yours is a LOT more prickly. Yellow dragon fruits have prickly cactuses, so if that was really a pitaya, I would guess the yellow one.

Nonetheless, it doesn't make sense that a dragon fruit would come out of a kiwi. Maybe the kiwi you bought was a hybrid that was cross pollinated with a dragon fruit? Not sure about that, but it's a theory.
 
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That looks very close to a dragon fruit seedling (pitaya) but yours is a LOT more prickly. Yellow dragon fruits have prickly cactuses, so if that was really a pitaya, I would guess the yellow one.

Nonetheless, it doesn't make sense that a dragon fruit would come out of a kiwi. Maybe the kiwi you bought was a hybrid that was cross pollinated with a dragon fruit? Not sure about that, but it's a theory.
Its the most bizzare thing I have seen while gardening... I mean how does a pitaya seed end up in my kiwi seedling tray.... I was thinking maybe a cross but i dont think they are closely related enough... Completely different classification o_O
 
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That most certainly isn't a kiwi. What an unusual looking plant, it looks like some sort of cactus or at least something related to a cactus.
 
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That most certainly isn't a kiwi. What an unusual looking plant, it looks like some sort of cactus or at least something related to a cactus.
Hmmmm.... My aunt has Cacti at her house which I've touched several times ... Could it be possible (maybe with a miracle), that a seed somehow got attached to me then put into my dirt? o_O This is so strange.
 
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Maybe that could of happened based on none of the actual kiwi seeds sprouting.

Are you gonna let this cactus develop?
 
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Good. Because I'm actually very curious. I hope this cactus is able to develop so you could see what the heck it is.
 
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Good. Because I'm actually very curious. I hope this cactus is able to develop so you could see what the heck it is.
Me too. My only worry is that it being a variety that does not thrive well in Texas..... I know absolutely nothing about Cacti other than the fact that they are prickly! xD

I'm going to do some research on Cacti because it's pretty obvious at this point that's what it is (somehow) -- or maybe it looks similar?

I'll probably have to keep it warm inside over the winter (which isn't too far away). I've made space for it under my new grow lights, which I really only use when we have horrible weather like all week.
 
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Yes, I think you should just it grow so you can tell when it develops better! Who knows, it might be a kiwi after all, but it is definitely interesting to see!
 
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Well I must admit that some of theories are pretty exciting. I picture some grand scheme where dragon fruit is cross pollinating with kiwi, to create some kind of super fruit. Of course in reality I am not sure what is happening here, but it is certainly interesting. I am curious to see where it goes.
 
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Cactuses are usually propagated by cuttings. If they produce fruits, the seeds will be in the fruits. If they produce flowers, they will be in the flower after pollination.
 
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Cactuses are usually propagated by cuttings. If they produce fruits, the seeds will be in the fruits. If they produce flowers, they will be in the flower after pollination.
Then I suppose the knocks out the idea that somehow, the cacti plants at my aunts house traveled with me.... Makes this situation even crazier! :eek:
 
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Hmmmm.... My aunt has Cacti at her house which I've touched several times ... Could it be possible (maybe with a miracle), that a seed somehow got attached to me then put into my dirt? o_O This is so strange.
Who knows could be. Looks like a opuntia sprout I found this image these two images.






They really do look very similar.
 
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Who knows could be. Looks like a opuntia sprout I found this image these two images.






They really do look very similar.
Yes, they do look quite similar. Yours seem a bit more prickly than mine, but, that could simply be variation in species of w/e it turns out to be xD
 
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If it is a opuntia, and you let it grow, you could be lucky and still get some prickly pears from it. They aren't cheap and what I have heard is that they are very good.
 

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