SF bay area Cherimoya?

stanofhNovember 4, 2012

Pretty sure..what do you think?

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Doglips(8b/9a)

Check it in April and see if sheds all of its leaves.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 2:11AM
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soaht(Central CA 9B)

A pawpaw maybe? Since they can thrive in colder climate and they are native to the eastern United states and they are related to cherimoyas.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 4:33PM
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stanofh

The consensus is,its Cherimoya. At a size we don't see here in the bay area. Threw me.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2012 at 6:47PM
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sf_rhino

Would you mind divulging where exactly this is growing? I am a huge nerd and like to map where interesting plants are in the area. Plus maybe I can get the owner to give me a cutting!
There are a few pawpaws in the area that I know of, one in the Berkeley botanical gardens.
I have a few potted cherimoyas in my appt, but it would be nice to see a big one.
Thanks,
Ryan

    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 11:54PM
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stanofh

How about if I tell you in Hayward,on Calaroga going south? I'm not sure of the exact street corner. Its 2-3 blocks off of Tennyson and Calaroga. That should be on Google.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 12:40PM
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sf_rhino

Thanks, found it. NE corner of Calaroga and Miami. The tree is at least 2-3 times taller in your photo!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 1:31PM
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stanofh

Yeah,its been a good run of 10a winters for the city since 1998.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 4:03PM
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lisascenic

Ever since I tasted my first cherimoya a few years back, I've dreamt of growing one in my tiny East Oakland garden.

Am I delusional?

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 6:46PM
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sapote(10a)

I'm very sure it's a cherimoya from the photo. I have more than 10 trees in my yard. They can take cold winter. The leaves burned but no damaged to branches or trunk. I don't see why it should not grow in SF.

Brian

    Bookmark   March 13, 2013 at 10:01PM
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stanofh

Oakland is near perfect for Cherimoya. They are highland tropical plants..about what Oakland is at sea level 3,000 miles north!

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 3:25PM
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RodneyJS

Lisascenic,
Cherimoya will thrive where you are. You can buy a grafted tree or grow seedlings and graft som budwood once they harden off. I started my fruit hobby after tasting cherimoya for the first time. I loved the taste & the it's very expensive to buy, so why not grow my own? I now have 5 grafted trees at home.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 3:43PM
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sapote(10a)

I suggest to grow cherimoya from seeds for a strong root system. graft such as air-layer .will not grow to be a handsome tree

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 7:51PM
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Gabrielle2

I live in Downtown San Jose. I came from the Philippines and I love tropical fruit trees! I planted Indonesian Guava trees (2) (we called it "guapple"), Bilimbi, cherimoya, jackfruit, seedless pomelo (suha), katuray, malunggay and curry trees
(2)! They are all growing well on the ground.

I also have herbal plants like gynura and asitaba.

The key to growing these trees is fertilizing with manures from cow and chicken.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2014 at 3:02AM
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RodneyJS

Gabrielle,
Do you have any extra ashitaba plants? I have 1 ashitaba (Angelica Keiskei), a Longevity Spinach (Gynura Procumbens) and an Okinawa Spinach. I want to add another Ashitaba to my collection. Thanks

Regards,
Rodney

    Bookmark   January 9, 2014 at 7:26PM
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stanofh

I have a 6' Santol in a pot. I tried to leave outside on the porch..but when temps got down into the mid 40's at night? The stems began to curve down. I brought it back in before the December freezes. And it promptly perked right back up. The fact it grew so slow all summer outdoors...when it's been fast indoors..tells me its 100% tropical. Not a mild temperate climate hardy tree. At least makes a nice looking potted plant.
Also Gabrielle, try mangoes.Just protect from 32f and they can take our cool winters just fine.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 10:55PM
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