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blackgold,gold nugget, cheena had 20 years ago only good for cooking. Scale 1 to 10 give I give 1.5 for being alive
Bahahhahahahhahahaha. I know to pull Black Gold out of my collection now. Thanks!
"Taste before you buy."
Ok, send me your fruit. LOL.
Thanks for the discussion. Wish I could taste first. But, going on recommendations is all I've got.
If I could grow atemoya year round though, I probably wouldn't grow any custard apples.
I thought of using plastic canopies over dwarf mango trees. I think if you do that in winter when they are flowering it would really help reduce anthracnose and get better fruit set, but never got around to trying it.Places here (30 to 100 miles south) with 200 inches still grow sugar apples and lychees as well as host of species that prefer drier climates. The highly seasonal nature of the rainfall allows this to happen. Temperature and day length cues for flowering can be just as important.
I wonder if I could get this same effect by planting Sugar Apples on fast-draining mounds and then put a temporary canopy over them for a month or two each year to keep the rain off. Probably not worth the effort given the number of low-maintenance fruits I can grow in Hilo, but might be a fun experiment.
haha yah, as an experiment, I laid down sulfur pellets at the rate of about 4 tons per acre and ended up with soil that registered between 2 and 3 on the pH meter. The pH is now in the 4's due to irrigation with canal water. Surprisingly, the only trees that died were about 1/2 of the annona species I had planted out.Jeff: Where did you buy the Sulphur? Is there a source for truckloads of Sulphur in SFla? Thanks. FedericoWhat's wrong with sulfur?
Nothing if you monitor the soil's pH with a good pH meter AND more importantly know how to test your soil the right way, which few do - using deionized water as a carrier in the jar. Witnessed a friend's yard burn up when he got heavy handed on the sulfur. Pastules are an easy way to distribute but they are stubborn when it comes to breaking down. I've found that it takes a couple of years but at least it won't burn things up in most cases.