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I've had more luck growing atemoyas than cherimoyas here.
If it's a cherimoya, I have it on an atemoya rootstock.
Dr. White, Booth and Honey Heart grow well for me here.

They're more resistant to rot with the amount of rain and overcast we get here.
IIamas don't grow well here, even on atemoya rootstock.
Rollinia, very cold hardy here for some reason.
Soursop, haven't had any luck unless they're grown from seed or on atemoya rootstock.
I have several sugar apples, they are very cold hardy for some reason.
Frost does damage their leaves, but they bounce back very well.
That is interesting information. I had not heard that before. How are Dr. White, Booth and Honey Heart taste wise? I like sweeter Cherimoyas more.

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Dream or any atemoya  is not good for marginal growing zones.
In Sac try HoneyHart or Chaffey .
My White’s split and dropped from the weather in December.
The right cultivar will make all the difference for you.
Try planting a white sapote , they love that Sac heat and can take cold/wind better.
Good information. Thank you. How are HoneyHart and Chaffey taste wise? Are they close to Pierce?
Where can I get grafted plants? If not plants then where can I get rootstock and scions? I know they are very easy to graft.

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My citrus trees need help
« on: February 13, 2020, 08:10:12 PM »
Thank you for all the help provided. I love the calculations for dosage sizes.

How do I know if my citrus trees need iron? Their leaves are yellow or very light green. Is that the sign of shortage of iron?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My citrus trees need help
« on: February 13, 2020, 03:01:33 PM »
Not necessary to work fertilize in. On ground application around the tree and limited to canopy shade. Micronutrients can be applied as a foilular spray, drench or dry on ground as done with bloodmeal. Watering in after fertilization is a way to get nutrients to the tree in a quicker manner.  You know when your fiirst flush is.....so 3 weeks before first flush is when my Spring fertilize program starts.
Excellent information. Only one piece missing. How much to apply per plant?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My citrus trees need help
« on: February 13, 2020, 03:00:06 PM »
Buy chelated iron and spray the trees with it.
I have "Ironite". Should I use that instead? If yes, how much per plant? Do it only once a year in spring or more?

If Ironite is not a good idea then how often and when I should spray liquid chelated iron?

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Citrus General Discussion / Re: My citrus trees need help
« on: February 12, 2020, 05:03:09 PM »
Thank you both for the response. As I mentioned my trees are small (age ~2 years and only 2-3 feet tall). For them how much fertilizer I should give every 6 weeks? Can I start this weekend or should I wait till March? Is top dressing of granular fertilizer is good? should I try to aerate the top surface around the tree trunk and work the fertilizer in it?

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Citrus General Discussion / My citrus trees need help
« on: February 12, 2020, 01:27:35 PM »
I have 1-2 year old citrus trees that are in ground. They are about 2 to 3 feet tall. I have Satsuma and Kinnow mandarins, Clementine tangerines, eureka lemon, etc. I live in zone 9b in Sacramento California. Leaf’s are turning yellow, and are thinning out. I see no new growth or blooms. I cannot see any pests on them. I think they are in need of feeding. I gave them citrus fertilizer last year during summer and that’s it.
What kind of fertilizer I need to give them, how much and how often so they grow well?

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There are so many fruits to chose from. If i must chose top five then here are my favorites:

1. Mango (Anwar Ratol variety)
2. Cherimoya
3. Sunder Khani Grape
4. Hami Melon
5. Sumo Orange

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They've pretty much ended that due to over-attendance. Their grove can only handle so many interested people and interest in annonas has been surging as of late. Additionally fluctuations in weather have caused recent crops to be marginal at best, and difficult for anyone without a greenhouse to produce with any consistency.

There aren't a whole lot of commercial operations specializing in annona, and if they are, they probably have a few varieties instead of a large number.

You can see if you have a local CRFG chapter willing to put one on.
That is very disheartening. I was looking forward to trying many different varieties. Are there any sellers of Cherimoya varieties in California? I would like to buy fruit from them. According to some fruit lovers, Cherimoya is the number one tasting fruit. I believe that too but maybe right behind Anwar-Ratol mango.

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Dream is an Atemoya and not a Cherimoya I believe.
I have nothing against Atemoya. I heard Dream taste real good and like a Cherimoya.
Does anyone sell  Dream trees in California?

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Do you grow annona squamosa aka sugar apple? My in-laws have them and they survived 27f in 2017 with just leaf damage. I know it's not a Cherimoya but a good substitute.

I am not very fond of sugar apple taste. I would like to grow Cherimoya if possible.

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I take my annona trees to the garage if it is below 50F.  Specially my soursop.  22F is way to cold for them.
Good to know. Soursop is very sensitive to cold but I thought Cherimoya is not that sensitive to cold.

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I have been trying to grow Cherimoya from seeds for a few years in Sacramento California area but no luck.  The summer growth is good but plants die in winter. I did not provide any protection and temperature got as low as 26F some nights. I guess I needed to plant them in pots and give protection in winter by moving them inside or covering with blankets or Christmas lights.
After reading several posts it looks like that Pierce, El Bumpo, Orton and Dream are the best tasting varieties. Would these varieties survive and fruit in my area? Do they have high seed count in them?

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Cherimoya tasting events in Southern California
« on: February 11, 2020, 04:44:39 PM »
I am looking for cherimoya tasting events in Southern California. I know Irvine had one last year but I did not find out about it until it was already done. Are there any others?
How do I find out about the details on them so I can plan to attend? This Cherimoya lover will be tremendously obliged.  :)

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