Annona questions

Nick2442January 24, 2014

Hi folks -- this is my first question here. I have a farm in rural Thailand and have been thinking about trying to plant cherimoyas there. Does anyone have any experience in growing these in a truly tropical climate? We're close to the Mekong River, so it's not quite as humid and tropical as Bangkok, but the cold season only gets down to 10 or 12 C (at night).

Also, does anyone have any opinions on the Poshte or Ilama?

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flatwoods_farm(9A Riverview, F)

Annona cherimola (cherimoya) is not a true tropical, but likes cool, mountains to grow. I have one in central Florida and is alive, but not thriving for 12 years. Ilama does much better for me as it is a lowland tropical. I recommend ilama for you.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 9:10AM
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Nick2442

good to know, guess I won't try. How about tree tomatoes? Have you given them a go in Central Florida?

    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 9:38AM
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Nick2442

I really am curious what people think about the lesser-known Annonas: soncoya, ilama, poshte, things like that. Are any of these exceptional? If I plant them in the same 2-acre area will they all cross-pollinate each other and produce bizarre fruit?

I love custard apples, but was disappointed by the soursop -- it grows very well in Thailand, produces buckets of fruit, but no one, including myself, cares for it very much.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 9:50AM
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jalilu(Sunset Zone 23/24)

Hi Nick

Why don't you try growing Atemoya, as it is a hybrid of the sugar apple and cherimoya, and more adapted to tropical areas.

Jalilu

Here is a link that might be useful: Atemoya

    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 2:29PM
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