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Cherimoya Pruning Question

Posted by hoosierquilt z10a/23 Vista Calif (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 18, 12 at 1:45

I just picked up my first Cherimoya, a Honey Heart, and it is essentially a tall whip with no scaffold branches. I am wondering if I should top it to encourage some side branching? It's about 5' tall. Also picked up my first two banana trees,too, both are 'Ice Cream". Excited about both. Hoping Ong's will also have a Fino or an El Bumpo cherimoya when I go down on Saturday to look at their mangos..

Patty S.

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RE: Cherimoya Pruning Question

I say yes. Cherimoyas grow really fast and take well to aggressive pruning. I have about 7-8 developing fruits on my Honeyhart

RE: Cherimoya Pruning Question

Thanks, Rodney. I know this makes sense for many other fruiting trees to force dormant side buds to push out, just have never grown a Cherimoya, so new to the variety. Will top it and see if I can get some side branching to start.

Patty S.

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