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Need help transplanting cherimoya
« on: November 19, 2017, 12:03:59 AM »
I bought two 3 year old cherimoyas in 15 gal pots should I transplant them in the ground this month? Or next month just want to make sure I don't want to shock them. Thanks

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Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 01:11:13 AM »
cherimoyas are pretty hardy so winter and during heat wAve is only time I wouldn't do it

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Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 09:47:00 AM »
Now is a good time to do it.  They may get beat up a bit over winter but they seem to come right back in spring.  My first time planting them was around new years a year ago and they all took fine evetn planted in winter.  Ive got around 8 or 10 of them planted out since then and every single one has had a delicate rootball.  They never seem to be very rootbound.  So take lots of care when removing them from the pot, the roots are not as robust as other fruit trees.
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Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 10:40:32 AM »
Now is a good time to do it.  They may get beat up a bit over winter but they seem to come right back in spring.  My first time planting them was around new years a year ago and they all took fine evetn planted in winter.  Ive got around 8 or 10 of them planted out since then and every single one has had a delicate rootball.  They never seem to be very rootbound.  So take lots of care when removing them from the pot, the roots are not as robust as other fruit trees.
I planted a 15 gallon Pierce last year around Thanksgiving and it did just fine through winter. The plants do have delicate rootballs, so I just cut it out of the pot and plopped the rootball in the prepared hole. I tried to not disturb the roots too much.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 01:20:46 PM by Guayaba »
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Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 11:47:51 AM »
Alright thank you for helping me out. I'll plant them today weather is perfect right now

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Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 01:18:29 PM »
It will be a great day for planting and this next week the weather is suppose to stay warm. Your Cherimoya will thank you for giving time to grow some roots before next spring!
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 01:24:25 PM by Guayaba »
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Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 04:53:11 PM »
Yea might as well take advantage of the weather it's really warm today. Is it ok to amend the soil with steer manure?

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Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 06:41:11 PM »
Yea might as well take advantage of the weather it's really warm today. Is it ok to amend the soil with steer manure?

I try to stay away from steer manure since it is high in salts and nitrogen.  I prefer a redwood mulch or compost as an organic soil additive.
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Re: Need help transplanting cherimoya
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2017, 06:57:14 PM »
Alright good to know. Thanks

 

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