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Re: Cherimoya Scions for Sale - Ongoing, Sale Stops on Apr 30th.
« Reply #100 on: July 11, 2018, 10:07:14 AM »
Beautiful 6' tree now Behl.  All grafts are growing. 

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Re: Cherimoya Scions for Sale - Ongoing, Sale Stops on Apr 30th.
« Reply #101 on: July 11, 2018, 10:26:29 AM »
Beautiful 6' tree now Behl.  All grafts are growing. 

http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=7511.150


looks like you got it on steroids, lol. start pruning so no branch is longer than 12", you need to train it to stay at 6 feet max height each year after pruning.

actually my grafts from March have grown 3 feet as well, while temps in my area dipped to below 45 several times and we just got started with tipple digit temps.  I will have to prune as well.
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Re: Cherimoya Scions for Sale - Ongoing, Sale Stops on Apr 30th.
« Reply #102 on: July 11, 2018, 11:32:21 AM »
Do you have any scions for sale right now?

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Re: Cherimoya Scions for Sale - Ongoing, Sale Stops on Apr 30th.
« Reply #103 on: July 11, 2018, 04:14:32 PM »
Do you have any scions for sale right now?

Tony, right now its full bloom, I will have Scions late August which will allow you with ample time to graft and get couple flushes out. current growth is tender and will harden by then. I will have all varieties that are on top of the post. Get in touch again in Mid August.

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Re: Cherimoya Scions for Sale - Ongoing, Sale Stops on Apr 30th.
« Reply #104 on: July 13, 2018, 08:19:53 AM »
looks like you got it on steroids, lol. start pruning so no branch is longer than 12", you need to train it to stay at 6 feet max height each year after pruning.

actually my grafts from March have grown 3 feet as well, while temps in my area dipped to below 45 several times and we just got started with tipple digit temps.  I will have to prune as well.

You think I should top this 6' tree back to a foot, really?  Yes, I do want to keep it under 8' but I'm also a pretty good judge as to vigor and recognizing short versus long internodes.  Those internodes seem pretty short to me.

Also, it's a magnet for mealybugs.  After screwing with a few here and there and then finding leaves white with them got the big guns out and soil drenched with imidacloprid and sprayed the bastards with permethrin.

Will the pruned wood make for good budwood now?  It's pretty green and tender.




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Re: Cherimoya Scions for Sale - Ongoing, Sale Stops on Apr 30th.
« Reply #105 on: July 13, 2018, 01:09:12 PM »
looks like you got it on steroids, lol. start pruning so no branch is longer than 12", you need to train it to stay at 6 feet max height each year after pruning.

actually my grafts from March have grown 3 feet as well, while temps in my area dipped to below 45 several times and we just got started with tipple digit temps.  I will have to prune as well.

You think I should top this 6' tree back to a foot, really?  Yes, I do want to keep it under 8' but I'm also a pretty good judge as to vigor and recognizing short versus long internodes.  Those internodes seem pretty short to me.

Also, it's a magnet for mealybugs.  After screwing with a few here and there and then finding leaves white with them got the big guns out and soil drenched with imidacloprid and sprayed the bastards with permethrin.

Will the pruned wood make for good budwood now?  It's pretty green and tender.




I do green fresh on green wood graft all the time and its instant hit. make sure first you strip leaves and expose leaf nodes, wait until those nodes swell and then you harvest wood and graft it. this will help you prune.

on prune. yes, I really mean it, do not let any single branch grow longer than 12-18 inches. you want a bushy low height wide canopy. trust me, train your tree now. Lot of folks make a mistake of having main trunk get 6 foot tall. cherimoya trees in my hard start branching at 6 to 12 inches above ground.

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Re: Cherimoya Scions for Sale - Ongoing, Sale Stops on Apr 30th.
« Reply #106 on: July 13, 2018, 03:32:00 PM »
Hard to keep the upright shoots at 18.....ideally you want to keep yr trees at 9-12 prune heavy in spring and tip in fall to control size.


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Re: Cherimoya Scions for Sale - Ongoing, Sale Stops on Apr 30th.
« Reply #107 on: July 13, 2018, 04:19:18 PM »
Hard to keep the upright shoots at 18.....ideally you want to keep yr trees at 9-12 prune heavy in spring and tip in fall to control size.


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Nice looking trees Frank.
How tall do you let them get?  Reason I am asking is my father has a tree that needs tipping and pruning.
The tree has never had either.  It is a tall tree about 16 to 18 ft. 
It is it not a full healthy looking tree like yours but does have a lot of flowers rt now.
I am actually trying to get out there to his house to hand pollinate.  My father was not aware that hand pollinating was necessary.  He has only managed to get a handful of fruit in the last couple of yrs.
I myself am new to Cherimoya.  Have never tasted one but am looking forward to trying for the first time.
Behl, you, and a few others have inspired me to try out more than just mangos.



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Re: Cherimoya Scions for Sale - Ongoing, Sale Stops on Apr 30th.
« Reply #108 on: July 13, 2018, 05:41:47 PM »
Great pix and helpful advice.   Will do..........

Thanx

 

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