Potted Soursop is blooming!

bananafanJuly 17, 2013

Wow! What a great surprise when I discovered that my 5-year old Soursop is going to bloom in the pot .. I think! I saw at least two that resemble buds and other tiny ones emerging at different spots.

Here are some pictures. I'm really looking forward to these forming some fruit that will STAY. I was going to plant it in the ground thinking that perhaps they will fruit that way, but it is doing its thing in the pot now. That's a good thing to know!

One thing I've done with it is feeding it with some organic ferts. They're called "Compost Plus," "Micros Plus," and "Mineralplex." I mix them up into a concoction and feed them each month. I've done that with my Sugar Apple which is also currently fruiting in the pot. I don't know if this is what triggers them to bear fruit or not ... don't know yet. Have to try it with more plants and see what happens.

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bananafan

The second bud here.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 2:01PM
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bananafan

The two little guys together.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 2:02PM
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bananafan

More pictures of the Soursop blooms. I have no idea when they will turn to become fruit and what a fruitlet looks like.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 3:10PM
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bananafan

Another picture of the same bloom.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 3:16PM
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bananafan

Has the bloom dropped off and a tiny fruitlet is forming? Any idea for those who grow Soursop?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 3:19PM
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jhl1654

I have a potted Soursop for 8 + yrs so far no luck .It's been trying but the little fruits always fall off.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 4:59PM
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tropicbreezent

So far so good. Try giving them some trace elements. Often those can make a difference in successfully setting fruit.

In flower

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 1:32AM
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tropicbreezent

Developing fruit.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 1:36AM
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bananafan

Thanks, Tropicalbreeze for the feedback and suggestion. I'm glad that the tiny knob there is the fruitlet. I gave trace elements to the plant a couple of months back before the blooming. Should I feed it now again? I've heard that twice a year of trace elements is good enough while a monthly compost tea is helpful. What do you think?

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 10:44PM
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tropicbreezent

I'd agree, Trace Elements aren't called "Trace" elements for nothing. A bit of Potassium is good, but I think compost tea is good for that anyway.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2013 at 8:22AM
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