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This tree is in Brevard County Fl., actually
Melbourne/Viera area.
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Pierce and El Bumpo consistently rank every year in the top 3 for the categories of texture, flavor, and overall in the South Coast Research and Extension Center Cherimoya testing done in Irvine, CA. Although I have yet to taste a Booth Cherimoya, my votes are for you to keep the Pierce and El Bumpo based on personal experience and the positive impressions my friends have had after eating a Pierce or El Bumpo.

Maybe graft a booth scion onto one of the two trees and try it later down the line? Hope this helps.

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Itís his neighbors tree, weíre just thinking itís a Oro Negro, whatís the consensus?
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Passion Flower "Red Rover"
« Last post by Dirt Diva on Today at 10:46:26 PM »
hi Tribola

I just watched your maypop and paw paw vids.

if you still want advice for a pawpaw sling, I recommend panty hose. they are quite strong and can handle substantial weight.

Happy Gardening !
P J, the Dirt Diva
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Real cherilata
« Last post by Jabba The Hutt on Today at 10:42:19 PM »
I appreciate the information on proper naming convention and now I know that a Tikal reticulata X cherimoya cross is not the same as a  cherimoya X Tikal reticulata cross.  I had previously not realized it mattered so much in what order the parents were named (I believe I read it first on a post from Frank recently).

That said, are we making a fuss about the proper convention in describing the parents?
If the flower pollinated is Cherimoya and the pollen donor is Reticulata (as Shot describes it in one of the shared links), that is a Cherilata, correct?

I hope to fruit the FL cherilata and perhaps get a scion or two of Franks and make my call on which I prefere.

Correct, John's hybrid is a real Cherilata.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Real cherilata
« Last post by Jabba The Hutt on Today at 10:40:11 PM »
Are you guys the spokesman for John? Shot( John Painter) words are engraved in the thread below if he wants to correct or clarify what he said in 2 separate replies let him speak for himself. With respect to the best annona you ever had, thats yr opinion which I put very little credence since you guys provide no references to which anonas you are comparing it to. I will judge for myself when I fruit it and compare it to my 50 varieties of anonas.



Frank, John has stated here on this board, as Oolie just posted and dwfl have said, exactly what this hybrid is so not sure why you keep denying it.

I'm not twisting your arm behind your back trying to make you admit it is the best annona ever Frank, just stating my opinion as is dwfl, which happen to be just as valid as yours whether we have tried 5,000 annonas or just that one. Why so condescending man?  :o

Me denying what? Did you read my post? Iím referring to what John painter said or did you miss that? Let me cut & paste it or you :

Reply # 4 from John Painter
Tikal reticulata X cherimoya cross ,red firm flesh,raspberry overtone flavor.Best quality fruit is in Winter and Spring in Florida.

Reply#9 from John Painter

I did that cross back in 2003 almost lost all do to 2004 hurricane charley 150mph+.It is Tikal reticulata X cherimoya cross.I have done atemoya and reticulata cross also so far not as good.

I saw oliveís post from John conversation with Har i got it. I just wanted clarification from him since he contradicted himself. Johnís hybrid appears to be a red reticulata but the leaves are almost identical to my cherilata. You have every right to yr opinion and I said that but after many year of tasting and growing dozens of anonas Iíve develop a more sophisticated palate then most ..... if you wanna get all worked up and call that condescending so be it, yr entitled to yr opinion.






Frank, no hard feelings just know what he has told me in person is all... Still interested in seeing all the hybrids you have coming and your thoughts on the taste of each fruit.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Real cherilata
« Last post by Orkine on Today at 10:38:33 PM »
I appreciate the information on proper naming convention and now I know that a Tikal reticulata X cherimoya cross is not the same as a  cherimoya X Tikal reticulata cross.  I had previously not realized it mattered so much in what order the parents were named (I believe I read it first on a post from Frank recently).

That said, are we making a fuss about the proper convention in describing the parents?
If the flower pollinated is Cherimoya and the pollen donor is Reticulata (as Shot describes it in one of the shared links), that is a Cherilata, correct?

I hope to fruit the FL cherilata and perhaps get a scion or two of Franks and make my call on which I prefere.



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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Melon-choly
« Last post by SeaWalnut on Today at 10:37:38 PM »
This orange one its a cantaloupe.They are the best of the yellow melons.
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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Jumbo Cantaloupe
« Last post by SeaWalnut on Today at 10:34:30 PM »
Mike, thats a not a real cantaloupe.
Cantaloupes dont have the netting on the skin,they have smooth skin and powderry texture identical to the banana texture.
You got there a hibrid that looks a lot more inferior than a cantaloupe.
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Citrus General Discussion / Re: Gotta hate and love Home Depot.
« Last post by W. on Today at 10:33:01 PM »
Some very lucky finds. I have to drive to another town to go to a Home Depot. I do have a Lowe's much closer. Their citrus selection is quite scattershot. What Lowe's lacks in selection, they make up for in their desire to get rid of all their citrus trees before the end of summer. I got a pair of 3-4 ft. tall Variegated Pink Eureka Lemons 75% off today; $17.48 plus tax for the pair is a pretty good deal. One of them even has both fruit and blooms.
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