Soursop / Guanabana Seeds

guajiroMarch 15, 2011

Hi everyone, I've been searching for a source of soursop seeds that carries the "Whitman fiberless" variety. If anyone has a contact it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Emilio

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murahilin(10 fl)

Why the seeds? Why not a grafted tree?

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 6:17PM
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guajiro

Murahilin, I've heard that soursop (guanabana) whether it's grafted or seedling it still takes about two years to bear fruit.
Do you know happen to know someone that sells a grafted Whitman fiberless?

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 7:02PM
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jeffhagen(10B)

Is that the one that's affectionately referred to as "whitman fruitless" .. :-) ?

Jeff

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 7:48PM
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jeffhagen(10B)

Ohh yah - I believe there is still a large whitman fibreless/fruitless at the broward RFVC property. From what I was told, it has lived up to its nickname and hasn't born any fruit .. ;-).

Jeff

    Bookmark   March 15, 2011 at 7:52PM
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ohiojay(z6 OH)

Maybe one that is fruitless would be the BEST variety of soursop to grow!!!!!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 6:40AM
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rayandgwenn(z11 Puerto Rico)

Jay- you are so cruel to this poor, under appreciated fruit!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 8:19AM
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sleep(10a/b)

I have a mature (20+ ft) Guanabana that has not fruited for 6 years. It was full of fruit the first year I moved into my home (2004). Then came Hurricane Wilma, which took off about half of the tree. The tree has grown well over the past 5 years, I have seen it flower, but no fruit ....

I have no Idea what to do to get it to fruit. Any suggestions ??

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 10:59AM
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guajiro

Sleep, that's one impressive soursop despite the setbacks. Have you tried to discard fruit scraps (papaya works really well) by the trunk of the tree to stimulate the natural pollinators? My tree's about 8' tall and it experienced a great deal of die back after the infamous January 2010 freeze. Since then it has made a notable recovery and I am hoping for some flowers this spring.

I belive hmhausman has a fiberless variety and I wonder if he's been fortunate to try its fruit. Harry, would you happen to have a recent picture of your guanabana? It's a beauty.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 2:52PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

I have a supposedly seedless variety and a supposedly fiberless variety. I also have a seedling that I planted out just because I liked the bluish-green leaf color. So far, no fruit on any of them that reached maturity. The seedless variety bore two fruits about 10 or more years ago but they dropped prior to maturity. They were, in fact, seedless, but what good is that if they don't mature properly when they do fruit and don't fruit the rest of the time. I'll do a yard update when I return home next week and I'll be sure to in include updated pictures of the allegedly fiberless tree.

So, bottom line, I am in no position to counsel anyone on how to get fruit from a guanabana.

Harry

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 3:54PM
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rayandgwenn(z11 Puerto Rico)

Lots of fertilizer has worked for my friend.
When I give mine fertilizer, it does perk up a bit and give a fruit or two.
My seedling tree has 3 fruits on it, 1st year at maturity. No special care. It gets more sun though....maybe that helps?

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 4:40PM
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mango_kush

maybe our cold winters keeping them dormant too long so they dont flower, fruit cycle correctly?

my guanabana and rollinia are still very much toasted looking

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 7:36PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

My seedless tree flowers profusely, consistantly and through out the warm months of the year.....but only once set a couple of fruit on one occasion. My others have never flowered. I did try to hand pollinate the seedless tree's flowers and I thought I had some fruit starting to form when this year's cold waves begun. The seedless tree has major die back now from the cold. The other two seem much less affected. Let's see what this year's growing season does to the fruit production issue.

Harry

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 8:04PM
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tropicaliste

This is normal for Soursop. It is kind of funny actually because I was talking to my mom the other week, who grew up around Soursop trees and her only advice on the tree was "Rabanos(Soursop) is kuriput with it's fruits", meaning it's a stingy producer.
Maybe a cultivar that's heavy in fruit production exists...

:)

    Bookmark   March 16, 2011 at 8:29PM
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mango_kush

there are several varieties, i posted about them if you search, Its very hard to find grafted varieties here though. Im looking for a cultivar called "Bennett"


this is either a very large soursop,
or a midget holding an average size one.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2011 at 10:33AM
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tropicaliste

Attack of the oversized Soursop!!
I'd like seeds of that!

:)

    Bookmark   March 19, 2011 at 8:18PM
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andrew78(6)

I have seen some big soursop but nothing like that fruit!! Makes my mouth water!

Jay, I wish you could get your hands on a good fruit. My first and only experience was in Puerto Rico. Easily one the best tropical fruits I have ever had! The fruit tasted nothing like you describe. IT was sweet, and tangy, and definetly not vile! Sweaty socks, and vomit??? Those fruits must have been rotten!!!

Andrew

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 5:10AM
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jfernandez(10B)

Soursop are delicious. I have eaten quite a few in Merida Mexico and they are as good as a sugar apple or a cherimoya too bad they are too sensitive for our climate but they still sell them in Mimosa. If I ever build a green house I'm going to try growing them.

JF

    Bookmark   March 21, 2011 at 2:10PM
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camquat

Soursop seeds wanted . Can pay or trade . I have bhut Jolokia (ghost chili seeds)

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 1:55AM
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STRAUSS

URGENT PLEASE,
I LIVE I LOS ANGELES I CAN NOT FIND SOURSOP TREES, I NEED THE DRY LEVES, I HAD CANCER AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE LEAFS OF THE MIRACLE TREE CAN HELP ME HEAL, IF YOU ARE IN FLORIDA OR ANY OTHER STATES PLEASE LET ME KNOW I WILL SEND YOU MONEY MY CANCER WAS STAGE 4, I DESPERATLY NEED IT THE LEAFS, I have two children that I wan to see them grow. GOD BLESS YOU. STRAUSS.Thank You.God Bless You All.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 1:19AM
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karibelize(11)

i have sour sop seeds, :) but i dont know what variety, they are in season right now!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2012 at 3:55PM
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Kavib

Hi,

I am looking for soursop seedlings in New Zealand. Can someone pls. where can i get some plants or seeds for this lovely fruit.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 7:03PM
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PharoahMan

Re: Fruit setting
I have no experience with guanabana but if it is similar to chrimoya/sugar apple; when a flower is ready to e pollinated the pollen in this flower is not mature. I used to gather fresh pollen from the flowers that are widely open (they seem to be too old) then locate the flowers that are ready to be pollinated (recently or slightly opened). Using a cotton bud, dab it into the gathered pollen and dab the flower. I did this near sunset. This process increased fruit setting considerably.
All cherimoya/sugar apple face downward making it most unlikely to receive pollen carried by the wind. Further, I noticed that bees and other insects did not visit the flowers despite their fragrance. I hope this will help, though it is time consuming.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2013 at 9:09PM
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Soursop

I have seeds and trees from 25 cm to 2 m. Sprouting rate of my seeds is 95% but after mailing them in envelope through many customs controls and x-rays it will drop to 50%. The good thing in this is that only the strongest ones will sprout.

You can place your order to my webshop and I will ship them to you by $6,50. You can also support my project by leasing a tree from my farm and get either money or leafs from your tree.

Here is a link that might be useful: Soursopfarmthailand.org

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 9:24PM
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lucha2014

I hace some seeds from my soursop tree. it has given me nice sweet fruit, but I don't know what kind is it. I brought the seeds from Colombia, the original fruit was huge!!!! Beautyfull. The trees are about 13 years old, one gives fruit but the other does not. The trees that does to give fruit is nice and green, and blooms. It's flowers but does to produce any fruit. I tried every fertilizer. While the trees that gives delicious fruit, it started to dried up at one side. HELPPPP,!!!!!! Please any recommendations???? Thank you.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2014 at 6:13PM
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PharoahMan

Lucha2014
I had posted the following in 2013 and hope it will help you:
Re: Fruit setting
I have no experience with guanabana but if it is similar to chrimoya/sugar apple; when a flower is ready to e pollinated the pollen in this flower is not mature. I used to gather fresh pollen from the flowers that are widely open (they seem to be too old) then locate the flowers that are ready to be pollinated (recently or slightly opened). Using a cotton bud, dab it into the gathered pollen and dab the flower. I did this near sunset. This process increased fruit setting considerably.
All cherimoya/sugar apple face downward making it most unlikely to receive pollen carried by the wind. Further, I noticed that bees and other insects did not visit the flowers despite their fragrance. I hope this will help, though it is time consuming.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2014 at 9:01AM
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