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Advice needed on planting guanabana tree

Posted by geosulcata (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 13, 14 at 13:25

We live in SW FL. I have a nice guanabana tree that is about 5' tall, currently in a pot. Any advice on where to plant it? We thought about planting it between our house (south side) and pool - or there are two buildings that we could plant it between. It seems that the ones that fruit well are planted beside walls/fences in FL. Any advice on how much sun it needs or any soil amending that should be done when planting?


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RE: Advice needed on planting guanabana tree

Hi.They will do great in bright shade and can be successfully fruited in large pots as I do in the Tampa area. Your greatest concern is to never let the air temperature fall into the forties F. This will cause defoliation and weaken the tree. If it happens twice you can lose your tree.


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RE: Advice needed on planting guanabana tree

I had one producing that was about 9 ft tall about 5 years ago. It was doing great until one night the temps droped to about 34. It killed it.
I now have one I just put in the ground. Its about the same size. The trunk is about 2" thick. It should produce this year.
We haven't had to many temps below 45 in years in my location of the the Cape. But just to be on the safe side, next winter I'm building some protection with a heater and a humidifier.
I'm doing the same for my 3 breadfruit trees. They also should bear this summer.
Good luck!
Kevin


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RE: Advice needed on planting guanabana tree

do you need to bring the soursop trees inside during the winter? or cover it? or can you just leave it planted on the ground?


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RE: Advice needed on planting guanabana tree

I have 2 of them that I brought inside. The one I put in the ground recently, it completely lot all of it leaves. I assume because of the dry heat inside.
About 1 week after it was on my pool deck and getting full sun it was totally recovered. The flush of new growth has been amazing.
Since then, when I bring in my tropicals, I use a humidifier that also heats the water. That seems to help.
It's been in the ground now for a month and doing very well.
I'm safe until next winter. Lol


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RE: Advice needed on planting guanabana tree

Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: SW FL Fruit Growers Group


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