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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: How to germinate annona seeds?
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:05:00 PM »
I find heat mats to be finicky at times. I plan to germinate annona diversifolia late May or late June in my area. Optimum temperature based on local weather station data close to my family in El Salvador who owns annona diversifolia trees and can be found growing native there shows that the optimum temp for germination and growth for those trees to be around 75įf - 95įf. I would wait until summer temps reach as close as possible to that and try germinating in pots outdoors If you donít have a greenhouse. If you have a greenhouse, I would attempt to germinate it there at this time if the temps are in that range. if you wait until summer though it may be easier to germinate those seeds since by that time period dormancy would be broken by some if not all your seeds.  Personally I have seen that soursop, cherimoya, and a related temperate species asimina triloba seeds germinate really really fast during that time. Plus air and soil temperatures are optimal for growth of most plants around this time. Cool spring and fall weather keeps plant growth slow especially tropicals like annona diversifolia or soursop unless you have some way to keep the roots warm. . Also using pliers to crack the seed open a little and leaving the seeds in water for a day or two definitely helps. So if you are already doing that, then great! 

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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Comice Pear
« on: December 31, 2019, 08:45:52 PM »
Sometimes it takes a little longer before you successfully have fruit. It took about 10 years before my pear tree produced abundantly. Also if your neighbors have callery pear trees which are planted as a shade tree and for their flowers, then those would be your closest pollinators. The idea of adding scions to your tree can prove helpful as well. That way you donít have to have another pear tree. Just one pear tree with 2 or more different pears.

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Interested. Pm sent!

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Ilama seeds for sale
« on: July 18, 2019, 09:17:32 PM »
Omg Yes! I am interested in a batch of seeds too! Please keep me in mind, Thank you!!

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Grafting soursop on cherimoya
« on: June 24, 2019, 10:41:29 PM »
I havenít grafted soursop onto pawpaw. But I have read of someone grafting cherimoya onto pawpaw and the cherimoya did take until the pawpaw went into its dormancy period. I would imagine the same happening to soursop.

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona muricata seedling
« on: June 22, 2019, 09:22:58 PM »
Looking good!! Whatís your fertilizer schedule been like after you germinated it until now?

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Iím not sure as to the reputation of the site, but this one seems to sell to the public. Plantogram.com they have two pictures of soursop trees that you would exactly be getting. One is 8ft and the other is a shy of 8ft. 7í8Ē to be exact. They also have the option to let them select your trees, but who knows what size you would be getting if you chose that option.

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Yes, there are also other characteristics that I notice. if I am not mistaken, it seems to be a hybrid of passiflora incarnata and passiflora cincinnata called passiflora incense. The intense color comes from cincinnata and if you were to look at the leaves at the base of your flower buds, they are pronounced unlike passiflora incarnata, which would require closer inspection to even notice it. Very cool pictures!

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Thanks for posting a picture of the leaves! I am also interested in fruit quality as this hybrid is typically grown more for the flowers then for its fruit. Is the flavor superior to the ones found with three lobes? Is it a different flavor altogether?

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How many lobes does each leaf have? 

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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Wanted variety Passiflora
« on: November 29, 2018, 03:43:09 PM »
P. incarnata Ďalbaí might interest you with its all white flowers.

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