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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #50 on: June 02, 2017, 03:23:36 AM »
That makes so much sense! My soursop has been through a few days of hot Santa Ana winds totally unscathed. Even the tender new growth was fine. It was even fine back in March with the coldest night time temps in the upper 40's. No cold wind though.

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« Reply #51 on: February 17, 2018, 05:34:49 PM »
Well, does anyone has any success in fruiting their Soursop, yet?
If so, how hard it is to keep it to stay alive through the Winter?

A photo or two would be very helpful to encourage me (and others?) to try to grow this in Southern California..., thanks!

Sam

It's challenging. If you can find one that flowers in April you will fruit it easy. I'm getting closer with cuban fiberless

Now, it's almost a year later, still wondering if anyone in SoCal is able to fruit their Soursop, yet?? An update of your trees survival experience during this Winter would also be a valuable info to all of us in SoCal if you would like to share it. Thanks!
Meanwhile, I - and others also -  am experimenting with grafting Cuban fiberless onto a cherimoya just a week ago, we'll see what happen...
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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #52 on: February 17, 2018, 05:39:26 PM »
Iíll have 6-8 Cuba fiberless fruits I. August




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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #53 on: February 17, 2018, 06:57:20 PM »
JF,

Please keep us posted with your Cuban soursop fruit progress, the good, the bad and especially the ugly.  I don't have a tree but I have heard so much about how difficult it is to grow soursop here in Southern California.  I would like to know one way or the other.  Granted that this winter is unseasonably warm and dry. 


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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2018, 08:27:35 PM »
Iíll have 6-8 Cuba fiberless fruits I. August




Wow, Frank! Congratulations, this is great news! You are probably the 2nd grower from SoCal that can do this; the other one is marklee  from San Diego I think...This give me hope...WOOHOO!
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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2018, 02:17:37 PM »

Sam

It's challenging. If you can find one that flowers in April you will fruit it easy. I'm getting closer with cuban fiberless

Frank,
so when was your Cuban fiberless above flowering at your location, in around April time frame?
If it is so, that  would be the choice variety for us, SoCal growers then, right?
Sam

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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #56 on: April 11, 2018, 02:37:23 PM »
We have soursop in north San Diego county!  I was surprised to find it on my tree last week. Especially with with the cold weather in February and March.   It's getting greenEr and bigger by the day. There was only three flowers on the tree in January so I didn't care to try to pollinate it. This tree has been in ground for four years without protection. The last two years had about 6-12 bloom. I tried hand pollination but it didn't take.  Crossing my fingers, hoping it won't fall off!  ;D
 

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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #57 on: April 12, 2018, 05:47:33 AM »
Hand-pollinate near the end of evening civil twilight.
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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #58 on: April 12, 2018, 09:01:50 AM »
Pretty cool
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Har what time of day best for pollination of soncoya?

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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #59 on: April 12, 2018, 07:03:42 PM »
I got hand-pollinations to work on Soncoya only half-a-dozen times, always in the middle of the night.  But on other occasions, at similar hours, nothing, so I'm not sure.
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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2018, 08:48:29 PM »
Soursops are sensitive to cold WINDS--- wind at about 43-degrees Fahrenheit will kill all the leaves.  The soursop will immediately leaf out again.  Next cold wind--- repeat.  Four or five episodes exhausts the trees buds and carb reserves.  DEAD, without ever getting down into frost territory.

Protected from Wind, soursop can take 2 or more degrees below freezing.

This is very interesting Har. I have reticulata grafted onto muricata only because I was out of rootstock at the time. I wonder if I can stop babying it in the winter since the there aren't any muricata leaves on the plant. The plant is in a pot and I bring it inside. I wonder what temperature the roots go dormant at. The tree is very vigorous and has a nice clean graft union at 2+ years. I have been under the impression that soursop would be a great rootstock for other species in the tropics but maybe it would be worthwhile testing it in a 9b/10a zone.
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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2018, 01:27:46 PM »
following up on this topic again.

any luck for anyone actually fruiting it? lots are growing and flowering but most cant get it to fruit to maturity.

Frank?

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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2018, 05:38:48 PM »
 Hi Behl

I know of a couple examples of soursop fruiting in So Cal . Both examples are of members of the FB group Vietnamese exotic fruit growers . One tree belongs to a member who lives in Garden Grove and the other member is listed as Los Angeles. I havenít seen the trees in person myself, but know many members of the group who have and have seen pictures of the large fruit hanging in the tree.

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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2018, 05:59:20 PM »
Hi Behl

I know of a couple examples of soursop fruiting in So Cal . Both examples are of members of the FB group Vietnamese exotic fruit growers . One tree belongs to a member who lives in Garden Grove and the other member is listed as Los Angeles. I havenít seen the trees in person myself, but know many members of the group who have and have seen pictures of the large fruit hanging in the tree.

William

Hi William
My Cuban seedless itís massive it came close to holding a few fruits but they drop in spring. Itís blooming it should work this year

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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2018, 06:53:09 PM »
it will be interesting to see how fruits hold to maturity.

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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #65 on: September 18, 2018, 10:36:23 PM »
Frank thatís a amazing looking tree you have there, Iím sure it will hold fruit before long as the tree ages .

 William

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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #66 on: September 19, 2018, 07:12:37 AM »
  Frank

 How old is your cuban fiberless ? It is a beautiful tree.

 William

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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #67 on: November 18, 2018, 03:01:44 PM »
Just wondering if anyone in California is able to have their Soursop tree bearing fruit to maturity on the tree, yet?

A photo or two would be encouraging sight to see!
I got a couple of tiny Cuban fiberless seedlings I am nursing, hoping that the time spent won't be in vain...


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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2019, 07:48:53 PM »
Just wanted to update this old thread; while googling around, I found someone who stated living in Orange County zone 10a-10b (SoCal) was able to grow and fruited to maturity of Soursop tree she grew from seed.

She (user name "Diana ---") also included some photos of the fruit(s) while it was still hanging and when she cut it open, her first entry was dated June 30 2017, in case you want to jump to it.  Here's the website where I found it:

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/2186787/do-you-have-a-soursop-that-is-producing-fruit-for-you

So, there is one proof that I can find, hope this will give encouragement to others and myself. So, I intend to plant the 2 seedlings that I have into the ground...soon!
Sam

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Re: Mature soursop and fruit in Southern California?
« Reply #69 on: August 13, 2019, 09:19:38 AM »
Thanks, Samu
It is very interesting
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