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Giant Cherimoyas
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:51:19 PM »
I just found this giant Cherimoya under my tree. I put it on the scale and it weighed 2 lbs. 5 Oz. I know there are much bigger Cherimoyas out there but this is a pretty big fruit considering how much fruit I let my tree hold this year and the last couple years.

You get a better idea of how big it is with the jumbo chicken egg next to it.







I looked around the tree and found several other big Moyas in the 1.5-2.5lbs range.









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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 10:21:41 PM »
Nice Simon,

    Please let us know how it taste and the variety.  Thanks

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 10:38:10 PM »
Wow, amazing Simon.  Canít wait to see your review on these puppies.

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 11:32:49 PM »
Great job! What variety is this? I heard Big Sister gives big fruits when tree matures so I bought one. Have not planted into ground yet.

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 02:25:04 AM »
Yes, that's a huge cherimoya. Looking forward for the taste report and the variety...!
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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 02:27:37 AM »
Hi Simon,

I can come over this weekend to help u pick up all of the drop cherimoya for you.  I wonít charge a cleaning fees.  😬

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 02:35:40 AM »
Simon,

I would like to trade my hot sauce for your cherimoya.  It is made with the top 10 hottest chili in the world.








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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 03:40:16 AM »
I bought some giant cherimoyas variety of seed from Raulglezruiz.  I think he said 3kilo is the size of the fruit. We'll see in a few years if the seedling will produce 3kilo fruit.

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 11:36:13 AM »
Beautiful Cherimoyas nice crop 8)

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2019, 07:55:33 PM »
Simon,

I would like to trade my hot sauce for your cherimoya.  It is made with the top 10 hottest chili in the world.


could you name the peppers in the picture?

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2019, 08:43:00 PM »
Thanks for the replies everyone. This fruit came from my big multigraft tree and it fell off the tree before I could trace it back to the tag so Iíll have to wait till I cut it open to see if I can determine the variety. Most the larger fruit left on the tree is Dr White. My Dr White are kinda weird because sometimes they have strong protrusions and sometimes theyíre flat. I just traced back the remaining giant fruit left hanging on my tree and the majority of them are confirmed Dr. white.

Hey Mikey, I used to grow the hottest chili peppers in the world but every year or two, they develop a new variety. My palate canít handle the super spicy chili peppers anymore and I only grow a few of the less spicy varieties now.

Dr White is a great tasting large fruited Cherimoya that can get to 3-4 lbs. Cumbe is another variety that can get huge.

Kim, let me know if you have a scion or two that you want to sell me from Raulís seedlings. Iím sure that I can get them to fruit early if I graft it onto my mature tree.

Iíll let everyone know how it tastes once itís ripe.

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2019, 11:54:27 PM »
Similarly, I got a 2 lbs 4 oz Pierce from Peter last year. Excellent taste as usual.


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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 02:49:38 AM »
nice

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2019, 11:16:16 AM »
I woke up this morning and found another large Cherimoya on the ground. This weighed in at 2 lbs 3/8 Oz. I really should have harvested these before they drop but Iím trying to extend my harvest. They get scratches as they fall, especially the larger ones. My leaf litter beneath the canopy cushions the drop but when fruit drops off the tree, it leaves a hole where the stem pulled out which can cause fungal issues if not careful.

Anyways, here are some pictures.







Last picture is the three fruit ripening in the counter
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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2019, 03:58:11 PM »
Awesome Simon!
How tall is that tree?

Thanks,
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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 04:51:03 PM »
Itís about 9-10 feet tall and just as wide. Itís fully mature now and grows a lot during the warmer months. I recently trimmed back some of the longer branches otherwise it will be even taller.

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 06:49:19 PM »
I bought some giant cherimoyas variety of seed from Raulglezruiz.  I think he said 3kilo is the size of the fruit. We'll see in a few years if the seedling will produce 3kilo fruit.

But are they actually cherimoya, or annona squamosa or atemoya?
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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 09:23:18 PM »
Hey Simon,

They are the biggest fruits I ever seen. Great job.

My experience is that cherimoya should be pick before dropped to avoid water-down taste of over-ripe (not softwise but chemical changed). A perfectly timed fruit has paper white meat and a late fruit has an off-white color meat with lacking flavor. Is this true for you guys too?

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 10:17:41 AM »
All the fruit I have been eating from my trees have been excellent tasting and not watered down, this includes all my drops. The flavor and the sweetness, to a great extent, is variety specific although fertilization and watering is also a key component.

If you have a sweet variety, letís say Pierce for example, and it is not sweet. It could be due to lack of maturity of the tree,too high a fruit to leaf ratio, not getting full sunlight, improper fertilization and perhaps the number one culprit of watered down sugars and flavor is over watering.

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2019, 06:47:49 PM »
Life is all about learning, but sometimes, the more you learn, the less you seem to know...

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2019, 07:05:15 PM »

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Re: Giant Cherimoyas
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2019, 09:49:22 PM »
Wow, thatís a beast! Hereís another puny by comparison Cherimoya, this one is a Dr. white, just under 2 lbs



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