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Si Duong

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How to improve the misshaped Atemoya and Cherimoya
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:10:12 PM »
I have been hand pollinated Cherimoya and Atemoya by using a brush to turn a complete circle as many people recommended but somehow most of my fruits are misshaped.  Please help.  Thanks

RodneyS

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Re: How to improve the misshaped Atemoya and Cherimoya
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 10:24:09 PM »
Try simply inserting the brush & removing it both in a straight line motion

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Re: How to improve the misshaped Atemoya and Cherimoya
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 10:51:35 PM »
I have been reading up on this and have come across both suggestions.
1) Straight in and out to prevent mis-shaped fruit.  Also to reduce the number of seeds
2) In straight with a slight twist and remove pinching the petals to ensure pollen makes god contact and stays in

I saw a video that suggested to do what you did.  Might I suggest you try both on a few flowers and mark them with a string of different colors.  Report back to the forum.

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Re: How to improve the misshaped Atemoya and Cherimoya
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 11:24:06 PM »
I twisted the brush. Most of the misshaped fruits are from earlier dates when I had limited pollen. Most of the fruits in early June are nicely shaped.

 

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