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Sugar apple question
« on: August 18, 2018, 08:03:37 AM »
Got my sugar apple off of the tree, it was spongy soft on the bottom and a little soft around the top. The flavor was nice but the flesh wasn’t very moist and a little gritty. Is that normal or was it under/ over ripe? I expected to be a lot more moist.

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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 08:07:32 AM »
Pictures always help.  Further description of actual fruit (size, color, etc.)?
 Tree size/age?   What type of sugar apple?
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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 10:24:26 AM »
I had my first NA Dai sugar apple the other day. It fell off the tree and was ready.
It is easy to tell when a sugar apple is ready it changes color and gets soft. The segments
also spread on the skin. If the sugar apple is hard it's not ready. Hopefully you have more
fruit to come and can sample more. I have several more that have turned color but they
are still hard. Once they change color it's fast, usually less then 2 weeks. If the fruit is hard
then leave on counter till soft.

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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 11:27:22 AM »
You dont need to wait till soft to pick a sugar apple...as a matter of fact I personally dont recommend it (the rish if insexts or vermin getting to it or the splat factor is great). 

Whether red or green type, it will lighten in color, especially around the sections, and the sextions will seperate.  If picked properly and hard, will soften up in a day or two and be perfect eating (exxept for the high seed count).
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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #4 on: Today at 01:00:25 PM »
During hot dry weather, fruits can feel soft due to wilting, when they are nowhere near maturity.  When the tree gets water again, the fruits are soon back to being rock hard.
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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #5 on: Today at 07:46:30 PM »
That happens with atemoyas and cherimoyas in SoCal during a wet winter not in the tropics....real giant Yucatán and pink Yucatán don’t even split in the raining season



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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:08:07 PM »

Whoa those r big atis... how big do they usually get?

and also what makes the name real giant yucatan vs giant yucatan? thanks
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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #7 on: Today at 08:13:37 PM »
That happens with atemoyas and cherimoyas in SoCal during a wet winter not in the tropics....real giant Yucatán and pink Yucatán don’t even split in the raining season


Whoa those r big atis... how big do they usually get?

and also what makes the name real giant yucatan vs giant yucatan? thanks

Giant Yucatán from Florida are fakes real giant Yucatán are straight from the motherland
Largest 5-7lb I will have wood and seeds available in my September anona scion sale

Typical 5 pounder



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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #8 on: Today at 08:25:39 PM »
Gonz
Please remove the unmarked real giant Yucatán from yr post. Nurseries in Florida have stolen dozens of my pix to post on their website

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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #9 on: Today at 08:53:46 PM »
Gonz
Please remove the unmarked real giant Yucatán from yr post. Nurseries in Florida have stolen dozens of my pix to post on their website

Who would steal ur photos? Reserve me wood giant yucatan

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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #10 on: Today at 09:00:21 PM »
How 'bout not totally hijacking someone's thread...
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Re: Sugar apple question
« Reply #11 on: Today at 09:05:13 PM »
Gonz
Please remove the unmarked real giant Yucatán from yr post. Nurseries in Florida have stolen dozens of my pix to post on their website

Who would steal ur photos? Reserve me wood giant yucatan

Some unscrupulous nurseries that I would rather not be re mentioning.
Btw, real giant Yucatán do very well in SoCal

 

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