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shinzo

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Soursop trunk growth during dormancy
« on: February 18, 2018, 02:47:09 PM »
Hi all,
Yesterday, i noticed an interesting thing when i was taking a picture of my soursop seedling (potted and inside my stairs room, in front of a big window - almost a greenhouse) : even though vegetative flushes stopped around october (the seedling didn't lose its leaves), the trunk almost doubled its size. I took a picture of almost the same angle to compare the size of the two trunks :

November 2017 :



February 2018 :



I thought that during dormancy every growth stops, i was pleased to find that the trunk became more sturdy during that period.

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Re: Soursop trunk growth during dormancy
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 04:20:40 PM »
I don't know about soursop, but mangoes lay down roots during the dormancy period. Their cycle goes vegetation, then roots, then flower + fruit, then back to vegetation. Generally, I find that the best time to transplant is during the root growing period (Aug - Sept here in FL).

Hi all,
Yesterday, i noticed an interesting thing when i was taking a picture of my soursop seedling (potted and inside my stairs room, in front of a big window - almost a greenhouse) : even though vegetative flushes stopped around october (the seedling didn't lose its leaves), the trunk almost doubled its size. I took a picture of almost the same angle to compare the size of the two trunks :

November 2017 :



February 2018 :



I thought that during dormancy every growth stops, i was pleased to find that the trunk became more sturdy during that period.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Soursop trunk growth during dormancy
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 09:21:55 PM »
As long as it has leaves in sunlight, it is photosynthesizing--- and it has to use or store that glucose somewhere.
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