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Sugar Apple Blooms?

Posted by pepperot (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 9, 11 at 14:52

Hi all. This is a recent acquisition from PI a few months ago. Are these the beginnings of blooms?

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-Tom


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RE: Sugar Apple Blooms?

Yep...they sure are.

Harry


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Get your paint brush and film canister ready. You are about to conduct annona sex!


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This video is for cherimoya, but this is exactly how you pollinate a sugar apple. Happy pollinating!

Harry

Here is a link that might be useful: Hand Pollination


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Harry, do we have to hand pollinate sugar apples in south Fl? I have one at the same stage as the picture and is my first year with it.
I saw the video [thanks for posting :)] and if that's the case I'm in over my head!


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mfajar:

Most sugar apples will set fruit without hand pollination in South FL....but you'll get much more fruit and fruit that is more uniformly shaped by hand pollinating.

Harry


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Thanks Harry :) I will watch the video again and read up some more before trying.


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Thanks Harry and J. The video is a great instructional. Good luck mfajar!


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Hi pepperot

My Anonas are beginning to bloom in Socal. I don't have a Sugar Apple but my Booth,Pierce Cherimoyas, African Pride Atemoya and Red Ilama are blooming. My last pic is of a Fino De Jete or a Sugar Apple seedling. I threw a couple of seeds, last fall, of both and this one made it. I suspect it's Fino De Jete seedling. Can someone ID it?





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Damn I'm so jealous of you guys, my cherimoyo still don't have any bloom just a stick from ground with a few leafs that turn yellow.


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Tom, how old is your sugar apple? Still in pot or in ground now?


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Hi Charles,

I'm not sure of the age of the sugar apple. The plant was in a 3 gallon container and around 4 feet when I bought it in January. It's a Pine Island plant. Maybe someone on here may know the age of their 3 gallon plants. It's in a 7 gallon container now. I hear they do well in containers, so I may never plant it. I might try to keep it in a 15 or 25 gallon permanently.

Nice pics Jeff. Hope someone can ID the plant for you.

-Tom


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