Dragon fruit climbing

The cactus-like dragon fruit plant climbs and climbs as high as it can, and then when the tip bends over and hangs down, it is ready to bear fruit.  Roy’s got them growing up various trees around the CEFA farm, and in South Africa they’re growing up cement columns which will have lids (old tires) at the top to encourage the hang down fruiting.  They’re a tasty fruit, red ones, yellow ones, and very low maintenance – well, unless you have to go borrow a ladder just to pick the fruit.

You can just see it snaking around the top part of the tree trunk, above the leaves

Here’s a closer look without the height perspective

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As Covenant missionaries, we are working with all the tribal groups of the Central African Republic (CAR) but are trying to give special attention to the Fulani, a Musxlim, cattle herding, and semi-nomadic people group. We live on an experimental/training farm, near a mission station which has a hospital plus bible and nursing schools. We are establishing relationships with the local people groups through compassion ministries; Roy through agriculture and Aleta through public health and visitation, in order, ultimately, to share the good news of Jesus the Messiah with them. CAR is one of the least developed countries in the world and is currently in continual crisis (since the coup in March 2013), so reaching out in compassion is key to reaching their hearts. Due to the ongoing conflict and resultant ethnic cleansing in CAR, we are crossing the border to interact with our Fulani contacts.
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