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First Atemoya

Posted by Comprotutto none (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 3, 13 at 9:31

Despite its small size my atemoya was able to bring to completion its first fruit. I picked it a few days back when still firm and let it ripe on the counter for a couple of days until soft.

I was truly impressed with the flabor. Flesh was velvety and sweet and the aroma fairly close to Cherimoya which I fell in love with during a trip to Peru.

This is a Gefner from Excalibur.


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RE: First Atemoya

grats! haven't get the chance for mine to fruit...


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RE: First Atemoya

after harversting the tree started pushing out new leaves and flowers. I am planning to hand pollinate this time.


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do update here on your hand pollination results bud!


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how old is the tree?


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This is my "Lisa" atemoya. It gave me a fruit it's 2nd year in the ground. This year it is flowering like crazy! I'm going to start pollinating over the weekend. What an exciting year!


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How soon after you planted it, it started to grow new leaves?

I planted one in Jan but so far no new leaves


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My tree started bud break a few weeks ago. It us flowering like crazy. I'm so happy to see so much growth. I pollinated by hand and stuck some pineapple scraps in the tree next to the flowers. We'll see what happens!


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RE: First Atemoya

My tree started bud break a few weeks ago. It us flowering like crazy. I'm so happy to see so much growth. I pollinated by hand and stuck some pineapple scraps in the tree next to the flowers. We'll see what happens!


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VinceSFL, are the pineapple scraps to attract small flying things to help with pollination, or some other reason? Is that a common practice with the Atemoya, or your own experiment? My Gefner is starting to flower and am also looking for pollination advantages.

Thanks.
DM


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DM,

I read elsewhere on the forums that it worked for a Florida grower trying to pollinate their guanabana tree. That is another annona that is notoriously difficult to pollinate naturally. I figure it is the same principle. I have noticed a lot of flies around the blossoms as well as beetles. It is hard to catch the flowers at theExact right moment. My tree is relatively young, only 2&1/2 yrs in the ground. It is not that big yet, so I'm trying to get all the help I can.
I hope I get a lot of fruit. The first & only one I got last year was awesome!


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