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Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: Guidelazeri
« on: April 23, 2018, 05:16:57 PM »
Six days from your hand to mine and nice packaging also. Thank you, Guilherme!

Hi, Nimfa

These are growing quickly here in Vieques. I notice color variations amongst the leaves on different seedlings. Nice! Thank you

I was reading an IFAS paper on Atemoya in Florida  The authors point out noted
 "Atemoya is not graft compatible with pond apple and therefore the use of an interstock is required"

I am trying Atemoya on pond apple and for now it looks like I have a couple of takes but I know they can still fail.
My question is, do any of you know what interstock works?
The authors used "49-11" which they described as " a 'Gefner' atemoya x A. reticulata hybrid"
Does anyone have scions of this hybrid?  or any tested interstock?

I intend to continue trying different atemoya on pond apple but I am open to try using this two step approach to get there.

I know there is a chart on the forum of graft compatibility and will be searching for it all afternoon :)

By the way, all is not lost.  After last years limited success, I started some cherimoya for root stock and some of my graft this year on 1 year old seedlings of cherimoya.

Found the table

I have '47-18' grafted onto A. glabra and it has performed better on A. glabra than on A. reticulata in my experience. At 21 months it has flowered many times and currently has fruit set. You can see a photo of the small grafted plant  on the compatibility thread. I also have 'Whitman' fiberless A. muricata grafted onto A. glabra. The graft is pushing now and is keeping in time with those grafted onto muricata.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Rauls's illama (annona diversifolia) seeds
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:44:38 AM »
As Har said, that is what they do in nature, fruits falling down in September, then the seeds stay in ground through the warm winter,to sprout with the first rains in June of next year, Dr. Gustavo Valladares author of the book "ilamas en tierra caliente del balsas" said they opened some ilama seeds right away and to his surprise most didn't have embrios, he thinks it continues developing after fruit falls and that is the reason why they take so long to germinate...

I hold the seeds for about eight months and in some cases longer before germinating. I have many seedlings of Raul's ilama growing. Out of 20, 19 germinated.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Bender's Grove is OPEN!
« on: September 17, 2017, 10:11:56 PM »
Good to hear, Mike!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilama varieties
« on: September 12, 2017, 11:18:28 AM »
Genova Red on my tree

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilama varieties
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:13:47 AM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red Guillermo ilama
« on: August 15, 2017, 01:39:07 PM »

 I just grafted this one from scions that Frank so graciously provided. I was looking at it last night and it shows signs of beginning to push. I'm getting excited. What is your opinion about it's flavor ?

Just curious....what did you graft your Ilama scions onto? My grafts from spring of the Genova Red and Frank's Anona Rosada confinue to have a tough time when I grafted them onto my un-named Ilama "Twiggy".  They continue to struggle but are still alive.  My hope is that the new summer grafts I made directly onto Cherimoya stock will fair better.

Anona Rosada graft slowly growing new (red leaves) with Twiggy leaves in background.

Ilama will not work (grafts will fail or struggle and fail) when grafted to itself.

Some pond apple works for ilama and some cherimoya (I have seen it fail on certain cherimoya).  When on Sugar Apple it usually flourishes, has trouble setting fruit/sets mo fruit and then seems to die out of nowhere.

Incorrect, ilama will work

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Achachairu fruits for first time
« on: August 11, 2017, 08:30:45 AM »
I had a chance to try them, amazing. They are much better than mangosteen in my opinion. The fruits store for a long period without loss of flavor. Two weeks sitting on a counter and still delicious.

Tropical Fruit Buy, Sell & Trade / Re: 48-18 red atemoya
« on: August 08, 2017, 12:40:08 PM »
It looks like 4-5

Tropical Fruit Discussion / 'Cípre' mango
« on: July 04, 2017, 03:08:15 PM »

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilama seed germination
« on: June 24, 2017, 09:10:13 PM »
Har, this is one of the seeds from the first post on this thread dated January 07, 2015.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ilama seed germination
« on: June 24, 2017, 01:50:33 PM »
The most vigorous of the batch is fruiting.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: "Thai Lessard" A. squamosa.
« on: June 24, 2017, 12:01:33 PM »
Pure A.squamosa in a tropical climate can set fruit within 2 years from being a seed as I see with my big eyes variety.Three or four years might be more usual. The vagaries of growing in a pot or outside a tropical environment can come into play. Lessard looks to me to be half way between sugar apple and atemoya and growing seedlings to fruiting is a different and perhaps more challenging prospect if it is a hybrid.

Two years from seed for this Big eye Annona.

My curry leaf plants are growing well and seem to do better with partial shade. There is one planted in hard clay that receives no fertilizers or irrigation and it produces fruit. The leaf flavor seems to suffer though. My potted trees get many root suckers and I dig them out and replant them. As long as they are kept moist initially they establish just fine. I saw a fruiting curry leaf some years back north of Orlando. It was about 5 feet tall. The fruits are nicely flavored.

WTB or trade for scions of unique Annona reticulatas or Zills hybrid annonas. I can trade scions or purchase, thanks.

Mike T, how long did it take before the ilamas grafted onto squamosas failed? I have ilama grafted onto squamosa and it seems to be doing fine so far. Thanks

The leaves look like the Fernandez A. reticulata and another A. reticulata I have.

My Dream on glabra died of incompatability issues. The root stock is healthy but the Dream portion died. My Dream on a Lisa seedling is robust.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Annona reticulata Hybrids
« on: November 01, 2016, 06:08:38 PM »
I have a 47-18 seedling that has leaves that look like the original but very slow growing.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red fleshed acerola
« on: August 19, 2016, 09:12:44 AM »
I planted about 40 seeds and none germinated. I took many cuttings and tried rooting half with rooting hormone and half without. One rooted with the hormone, the rest perished. My one plant is only 6" tall and took a while to root.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Red fleshed acerola
« on: August 18, 2016, 08:36:34 AM »
Anyone have success with propagating this?


Thanks JF, I like to know the local names

Yes m, in Yucatan red flesh Sugar Apple
No photoshop needed

That's a pretty fruit, JF.

 The Anon negro, as the name suggests, has a black skin.

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