Potted Haysa Sapodilla Update

ch3rri(z6 PA)July 19, 2010

Time for some update on my hasya sapodilla. I love this tree. It's doing so great and the fruits are huge!

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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Really nice job Kristy......a beautiful specimen indeed!

Harry

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 4:01PM
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ronald123

Nice, really nice. I recently got my first hasya off of a seedling tree that I top worked a few years ago. Glad to see that many more now seem to be holding.

Just remember how brittle those hasya limbs are.
Ronald

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 4:28PM
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red_sea_me

Nicely done,
not only do the fruits looks great but the tree is a beauty too.
please let us know how they turn out,
-Ethan

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 4:55PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Yes, Ronald certainly knows his Hasya's......they break constantly and always at the worst times. You might think about giving them some support to prevent that from happening. Of course, it is probably the wind in thunderstorms that causes my limbs to break. If the tree is sheltered, maybe it won't have the problem.

Harry

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 5:58PM
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ronald123

I actually learnt the hard way, pulling down limbs to check blossoms and experiment with hand polination. It broke so easily, I never do that anymore.

My fruit was the same size as my ox, also the first fruit from that tree.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 6:56PM
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gardenathome(9B/10)

Hi, ch3rri! Your sapodilla tree is beautiful indeed!!! And the fruits are beauties too. How large a container are you using for this tree and how long have you had it? :-)

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 11:49PM
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ch3rri(z6 PA)

I got the tree for 2 years now. I just recently repotted it in a 16" pot. I have to say that the fruits took at least 9 months to get to this size. Maybe it will take a couple more weeks for the large one to ripen. The smaller one will take a couple more months...lol. The fruits grow a lot faster with the nice sun and heat. The fruits didn't grow much during the winter.

I tied almost every branches with fruit to a stake to prevent the branches from breaking. It seems to do fine with the recent storms.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 1:04PM
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gardenathome(9B/10)

Hi, ch3rri! It looks spectacular. So healthy!!! Can't believe the Sapodilla can thrive in a 16" pot with such beautiful fruits. 9 months is a very long time but it's worth the wait. Thank you again for sharing this with us!!!!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 2:53PM
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gardenathome(9B/10)

Ch3rri! Just perused your blog. Your tropicals section is so cool. But where did you purchase the Indian Jujube and the "replacement gefner atemoya"? The later trees you purchased, appeared in a better condition when they arrived. :-)

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 3:06PM
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ch3rri(z6 PA)

The Indian Jujube I bought from top and the gefner I bought from Plantogram. I chopped the gefner down to 3 ft tall now so it can branch out more beautifully. There is no use in buying a tall tree. But Mickey from Plantogram is pretty good and he send out free tree with the order.:)

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 4:19PM
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gardenathome(9B/10)

Oh my! You chopped the gefner down to 3 ft tall??? Bold move! :-) I'm sure it will turn out beautifully as your other containerized tropicals are all looking so great with fruits too! :-)

As for the gefner, it was the one you had posted on 4/9/10 that we had a question about... The newer one from Plantogram looked so much better! :-)

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 5:29PM
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ch3rri(z6 PA)

The one last year from PI came small but it grew pretty fast too. If you ask me the price I would get the PI since it's cheaper for shipping. But then Plantogram gives out free tree to compensate for the shipping cost. So I was happy with that too.:)

I had to chop the gefner small and I also chop my other atemoya smaller due to limited space. Everything on my deck is growing big and I have 6 fig trees on there which take up a lot of space. But I have to keep the fig trees there for now since they're fruiting now. I will have to find a better place for the figs. So...no more buying tree for now.:(

    Bookmark   July 20, 2010 at 9:03PM
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gardenathome(9B/10)

Hi, Ch3rri! Ah, yes you had mentioned the tree was very small with few roots. Glad it grew pretty fast after that! You take such great care of your tropicals despite the weather in PA! :-)

We have very little space left in the garden and so many more tropicals I would love to get! :-) Reviews that forum members such as yourself make on these tree purchases really helps newbie gardeners like us. Thanks a lot!!!

Happy gardening! :-)

    Bookmark   July 21, 2010 at 9:50PM
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ch3rri(z6 PA)

You must be talking about the replacement gefner from Top. That one is still very small. I have a total of 5 atemoya. That was the reason why I had to chop them smaller...lol. I'm also planting more sugar apple from seeds. :)

    Bookmark   July 21, 2010 at 10:24PM
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gardenathome(9B/10)

5 Atemoyas? You have such a large collection of everything. LOL!

Yes, I was referring to the replacement gefner. Wondering where that was from... Whew, at least we haven't considered Top.

Ch3rri, hope you don't mind my asking. How do you keep these tropical trees warm through the winter? It doesn't get very cold here but it sure is windy. Wondering how to over-winter tropicals. :-)

I keep reading about sugar apples. I think we should try it some time. It sounds delicious!!!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2010 at 1:03AM
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ch3rri(z6 PA)

Hehehehe...I was moving my sapodilla and one of the fruit dropped...lol. It was ripe and it was not the biggest one. I'm going to eat that tonight.

I didn't mean to buy 5 atemoya. I bought the first one as Priestly. Didn't know that it was a Lisa so i ordered another one from PI. Then Top replaced a gefner but it was so small. I wanted a mature atemoya so I got the gefner from plantogram. I also planted from seed which is 2 year old now.

I plant all the trees in pots and bring them in before the winter.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2010 at 10:21PM
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ch3rri(z6 PA)

Here is the picture of the dropped sapodilla. It was ripen off the tree without me knowing. I guess I didn't expect it since the fruit is not that big compared to the others. It is more elongated compared to the makok. The flavor is very nice and the fruit was sweet. With this I declare that potted sapodilla taste just the same as the tree in ground. Now I'm waiting for the rest to ripe. :)

    Bookmark   July 25, 2010 at 2:44AM
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andrew78(6)

Hello Kristi,
I am happy to hear that you have found that your potted sapodillas where as good as the fruits grown on trees planted in the ground, that always makes it worth it. Great job. I am hoping to get a few alanos from Harry to try here soon so Ican make a decision on if I like them or not.
Andrew

    Bookmark   July 25, 2010 at 9:25AM
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