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Anona season approaches
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:21:47 PM »
Mangos are dominating the topic and for good reasons South Florida has had an amazing year. Here in SoCal weíve been devastated by late winter February 20 and record heat July 6 in the summer as a result our mango season ended before it got started. Iíve loss 95% of my mango crop Iím lucky if I get 50 mangos this summer. Fortunately there is hope on the horizon, here I share some pix of the the upcoming anona season.


































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Re: Anona season approaches
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 12:36:37 PM »
Amazing, mine are tiny, some got fried due to 22 days and counting 100 plus temps.

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 01:31:41 PM »
Amazing, mine are tiny, some got fried due to 22 days and counting 100 plus temps.

Youíve reached 100+ over a month thatís a real problems for anonas

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 01:36:34 PM »
Frank, your crop looks amazing. Youíve got one of the best Annona collections around.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the top must have Annona varieties.

Simon

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 01:40:46 PM »
Dang, where hell is the like button?

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 01:48:13 PM »
Frank, your crop looks amazing. Youíve got one of the best Annona collections around.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the top must have Annona varieties.

Simon

Thanks Simon.I'll rank top 3 by species
Atemoya
Pink Mammoth
Calostro
La Habra Sun

Cherimoya
Pierce
Orton
El Bumpo

Custard Apple

Tizimin red
Hunucma Amarilla
Uxmal roja

Ilama
Rosada
Genova
Pajapita

Sugar Apple
real Giant Yucatan
Yucatan Pink
Big Red

Soursop
Cuban fiberless
Yucatan seedless
Whitman



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Re: Anona season approaches
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 07:27:36 PM »
    Hi Frank

 Just my opinion but Iíd take a good anonna over mangos any day !  Like Simon said  earlier , you have one of the best anonna collections in So Cal .

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 07:42:01 PM »
I completely second Simon. Frank, those are beauts man!
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Re: Anona season approaches
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 07:56:13 PM »
I concur mostly on what annona king of CA wrote (at least to thr varieties that i have tasted).

While 'Pierce' i consider king of all annona species & calostro , an atemoya is the closest thing to a cherimoya bec of its sweetness.

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 08:27:25 PM »
I would love nothing more right now than be eating a Pierce cherimoya or a Calostro atemoya ....... well maybe and OS and LZ mango lol

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 08:44:18 PM »
I've been all mango'd out for about a month now ...and mangos are still widely available down here, but I can hardly eat another one. It's this time of year I get jealous of S. Cal guys as we just dont have the conditions for the variety of annonas like you.

So how can I get my hands on some of these fruit down here in so. Fla this season? Please let me know how and who to order from.

Thanks!
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 08:54:48 PM »
I heard you Jani. I myself have eaten over 100lb of mangos this summer in fact Iíve been eating mangos since January in the tropics, itís time for anonas. I hope to be shipping and selling anonas locally and perhaps if you are on business in SD from December to March you can stop over and try what I have in season.

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 09:08:44 PM »
Unfortunately that was a one off trip...no chance of shipping my way? Or do any of the local growers there ship to south Florida? I'm happy to pre-pay for shipping.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 11:12:44 PM »
Unfortunately that was a one off trip...no chance of shipping my way? Or do any of the local growers there ship to south Florida? I'm happy to pre-pay for shipping.

Jani PM in December

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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2018, 11:21:07 PM »
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Re: Anona season approaches
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 08:36:15 PM »
Frank, your crop looks amazing. Youíve got one of the best Annona collections around.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the top must have Annona varieties.

Simon

Thanks Simon.I'll rank top 3 by species
Atemoya
Pink Mammoth
Calostro
La Habra Sun

Cherimoya
Pierce
Orton
El Bumpo

Custard Apple

Tizimin red
Hunucma Amarilla
Uxmal roja

Ilama
Rosada
Genova
Pajapita

Sugar Apple
real Giant Yucatan
Yucatan Pink
Big Red

Soursop
Cuban fiberless
Yucatan seedless
Whitman

That's very handy list. Need to bookmark for reference :)
Where does Oxkutzcab red stand on reticulata list? Or was it mentioned under different name?
That's what I got from you earlier. Sprouted and growing...

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Re: Anona season approaches
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2018, 10:43:54 PM »
These look great.

I'm curious when we'll start seeing Ilamas grown from seed from Raul among folks here.  The seeds I got unfortunately never sprouted (they got some sort of fungus), but I'm looking forward to hearing about the good varieties that are selected from the seedlings people are growing.

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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2018, 12:30:04 AM »
Frank, your crop looks amazing. Youíve got one of the best Annona collections around.

I would love to hear your thoughts on the top must have Annona varieties.

Simon

Thanks Simon.I'll rank top 3 by species
Atemoya
Pink Mammoth
Calostro
La Habra Sun

Cherimoya
Pierce
Orton
El Bumpo

Custard Apple

Tizimin red
Hunucma Amarilla
Uxmal roja

Ilama
Rosada
Genova
Pajapita

Sugar Apple
real Giant Yucatan
Yucatan Pink
Big Red

Soursop
Cuban fiberless
Yucatan seedless
Whitman

That's very handy list. Need to bookmark for reference :)
Where does Oxkutzcab red stand on reticulata list? Or was it mentioned under different name?
That's what I got from you earlier. Sprouted and growing...

Tizimin
Oxkutzcab
Uxma 
All these red flesh reticulatas are of the highest quality anonas. They are as good as any top tier cherimoyas I was taken aback when I first had them.




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Re: Anona season approaches
« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2018, 09:24:28 AM »
Really, Frank?  Custard apples as good as cherimoyas?  (I tasted them at Fruit and Spice Park once--very, very mild in flavor.)  What about LaHabra Blanc atemoya?  You were very enthusiastic about that one last year.  http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=26374.0
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Re: Anona season approaches
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2018, 01:23:49 PM »
Really, Frank?  Custard apples as good as cherimoyas?  (I tasted them at Fruit and Spice Park once--very, very mild in flavor.)  What about LaHabra Blanc atemoya?  You were very enthusiastic about that one last year.
John, fruit & spice is the wrong place to find a good anona. I've tried rollinia and custard apple there and I spit it out basically inedible.

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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2018, 09:21:56 PM »
Any comment on La Habra Sun atemoya?
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Re: Anona season approaches
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2018, 10:00:02 PM »
These look great.

I'm curious when we'll start seeing Ilamas grown from seed from Raul among folks here.  The seeds I got unfortunately never sprouted (they got some sort of fungus), but I'm looking forward to hearing about the good varieties that are selected from the seedlings people are growing.

Not yet "selected", but JF has crossed A. Rosada and AP (fake PM!) and in 3-4 years from now we might see some the interesting results! :) Here's a 1 month old seedling in a ~1 gal airpot.

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Re: Anona season approaches
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2018, 10:48:15 PM »
These look great.

I'm curious when we'll start seeing Ilamas grown from seed from Raul among folks here.  The seeds I got unfortunately never sprouted (they got some sort of fungus), but I'm looking forward to hearing about the good varieties that are selected from the seedlings people are growing.

Not yet "selected", but JF has crossed A. Rosada and AP (fake PM!) and in 3-4 years from now we might see some the interesting results! :) Here's a 1 month old seedling in a ~1 gal airpot.


Looks great Thera! Iím crossing Genova red w Pierce and Hunucma Amarilla they have set so I hope to have new hybrids in the next 4 years

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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2018, 11:06:41 PM »
Looks great Thera! Iím crossing Genova red w Pierce and Hunucma Amarilla they have set so I hope to have new hybrids in the next 4 years

JF, that one seedling is suffering from a bit of a zinc deficiency due to my using coco coir and being away for work a bit too long. Some cal-mag and zinc should get it back on track.
Your new Ilama x A. Cherimola sounds very interesting! You might also want try the reverse, A. Cherimola Pierce x A. Diversifolia Genova Red. The mother tree side tends to keep the taste characteristics! :)
Thera

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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2018, 11:21:20 PM »
Looks great Thera! Iím crossing Genova red w Pierce and Hunucma Amarilla they have set so I hope to have new hybrids in the next 4 years

JF, that one seedling is suffering from a bit of a zinc deficiency due to my using coco coir and being away for work a bit too long. Some cal-mag and zinc should get it back on track.
Your new Ilama x A. Cherimola sounds very interesting! You might also want try the reverse, A. Cherimola Pierce x A. Diversifolia Genova Red. The mother tree side tends to keep the taste characteristics! :)

Hey Thera
I havenít been able to cross diversifolia w any other anona except Rollinia. I will try soursop x diversifolia and next year glabra x diversifolia

 

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