Cherimoya Pruning Question

hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)August 18, 2012

I just picked up my first Cherimoya, a Honey Heart, and it is essentially a tall whip with no scaffold branches. I am wondering if I should top it to encourage some side branching? It's about 5' tall. Also picked up my first two banana trees,too, both are 'Ice Cream". Excited about both. Hoping Ong's will also have a Fino or an El Bumpo cherimoya when I go down on Saturday to look at their mangos..

Patty S.

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RodneyJS

I say yes. Cherimoyas grow really fast and take well to aggressive pruning. I have about 7-8 developing fruits on my Honeyhart

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 1:23PM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Thanks, Rodney. I know this makes sense for many other fruiting trees to force dormant side buds to push out, just have never grown a Cherimoya, so new to the variety. Will top it and see if I can get some side branching to start.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 2:20PM
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