Hi all. This is a recent acquisition from PI a few months ago. Are these the beginnings of blooms?
Yep...they sure are.
Get your paint brush and film canister ready. You are about to conduct annona sex!
This video is for cherimoya, but this is exactly how you pollinate a sugar apple. Happy pollinating!
Here is a link that might be useful: Hand Pollination
Harry, do we have to hand pollinate sugar apples in south Fl? I have one at the same stage as the picture and is my first year with it.
I saw the video [thanks for posting :)] and if that's the case I'm in over my head!
Most sugar apples will set fruit without hand pollination in South FL....but you'll get much more fruit and fruit that is more uniformly shaped by hand pollinating.
Thanks Harry :) I will watch the video again and read up some more before trying.
Thanks Harry and J. The video is a great instructional. Good luck mfajar!
My Anonas are beginning to bloom in Socal. I don't have a Sugar Apple but my Booth,Pierce Cherimoyas, African Pride Atemoya and Red Ilama are blooming. My last pic is of a Fino De Jete or a Sugar Apple seedling. I threw a couple of seeds, last fall, of both and this one made it. I suspect it's Fino De Jete seedling. Can someone ID it?
Damn I'm so jealous of you guys, my cherimoyo still don't have any bloom just a stick from ground with a few leafs that turn yellow.
Tom, how old is your sugar apple? Still in pot or in ground now?
I'm not sure of the age of the sugar apple. The plant was in a 3 gallon container and around 4 feet when I bought it in January. It's a Pine Island plant. Maybe someone on here may know the age of their 3 gallon plants. It's in a 7 gallon container now. I hear they do well in containers, so I may never plant it. I might try to keep it in a 15 or 25 gallon permanently.
Nice pics Jeff. Hope someone can ID the plant for you.