Guanabana\Soursop Finally Fruiting

guajiroSeptember 25, 2011

My neighbor's guanabana tree's been in the ground for 4 years and it finally fruited. This year he used papaya scraps to attract the natural pollinators :)

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guajiro

The owner of La Clinica de las Plantas told me last Sunday that one of her customers got her guanabana to fruit after a five year drought by hanging scraps or small pieces of pineapple near the flowers of her tree. According to her she got about ten fruit to set so far.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2011 at 10:58PM
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tropicalgrower89(10b)

Nice! I have a one-year old guanabana that is six feet tall with branches. It's good to know a guanabana that survived florida cold snaps. :-)

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 1:46AM
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pikorazi

guajiro,

it seems that any strategy to attract insects is good to get annonas to fruit. in my orchad i let the weeds grow, which host a lot of flys. that helps a lot!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 11:10AM
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newgen(9 Central California)

What's the hardiness of soursop? I have one that's only maybe 10" tall, growing well. I love just lightly rubbing the leaves between my fingers and smell the fragrance. I'm hoping to put it inground eventually.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 5:59PM
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hmhausman(FL 10B)

Soursop/Guanabana completely defoliates with any temperature below 40. Some will even drop their leaves at 45.They have major limb and branch damage as you approach freezing. The good news is that although they freeze back to the ground with really cold weather, they sprout multiple trunks of new tree growth once it warms up. It does set fruiting back considerably, however.

Harry

    Bookmark   October 9, 2011 at 6:07PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

Thanks Harry,
Looks like eventually I'll build an enclosed canopy with plastic sheets surrounding it with Christmas lightings for the winter months.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 5:48PM
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ch3rri(z6 PA)

I have my soursop for almost 5 yrs in pot but it's nothing near fruiting. My tree defoliates just after a couple days of cold temperature. I think the lowest temperature was 47F. Now when I shake the tree, a lot of leaves fell to the ground.:( I moved it in the house so hopefully no more leaves dropping.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 7:32PM
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guajiro

Here are few more shots of my neighbor's guanabana. I counted thirty fruit on the tree as of yesterday.


    Bookmark   October 10, 2011 at 9:48PM
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newgen(9 Central California)

guajiro: that's so nice! Does Miami get some real cold days in the winter months?

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 1:41AM
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guajiro

Thanks newgen. Besides the past two winters, Miami only gets below 40 about a handful of times a year.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 8:30PM
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albertlcf

I have 10 such trees and are flowering but no successful fruits. It is so disheartening to see all the buds dropping off.
Appreciate if someone could share how to make them fruiting!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 9:04PM
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johnb51(FL 10a)

Is this tree considered a mature tree? Is it easy to keep it this size? I don't want to mine to get any bigger than this one.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 6:18PM
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bananafan

I have a 4-5 year-old Soursop tree in the pot and all it does is grow leaves and branches in the warmer months and then drop all its leaves and go into dormancy in the Winter. It does set the plant a lot back so it doesn't reach its flowering stage.

I've been debating whether to plant it into the ground close to the house and see what happens. I know my planting zone here can get cold snaps. Has any one of you in my planting zone succeeded in growing it to fruit production stage.

I've started another thread on this fruit tree and someone who is located north of me has been able to grow it in the ground to produce fruit for him. Well, let's see how many of us can beat the planting zone for this nice fruit tree ... lol

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 12:46PM
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wylim32

My seeded plants of 3 years have yet to bear fruits. After
flowering the flowers petals just dropped off and wilted.
Any advice to make the plants bear fruits?

    Bookmark   August 26, 2013 at 4:24AM
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