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When should rollinias bloom?
« on: April 20, 2019, 01:37:11 PM »
I have a happy, healthy rollinia thatís about 8í tall. Not a single bloom yet. Any comments?  I fertilize with good citrus fertilizer about once a quarter.
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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 02:20:21 PM »
Mine started to bud at the end of February, continues blooming and setting fruit now, as most of my annonas.

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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 07:45:50 PM »
Yeah, the rest of my annonas are all in full bloom.  Just this one.  I wonder why?  Maybe add some bloom booster?
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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 08:08:47 PM »
Has it ever flowered before? If not, might be a maturity issue. Mine was around that size or a little bigger when it started flowering and fruiting.

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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2019, 12:27:40 AM »
Never, I put it in just before Irma.  I know it might just be a maturity issue, I was just wondering when they normally bloomed.
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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2019, 02:25:36 AM »
mine was a seedling and flowered any time it got enough rain since I never gave it anything. Not sure if they all need constant water to flower but mine sure did

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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2019, 08:34:09 AM »
Mine started to bud at the end of February, continues blooming and setting fruit now, as most of my annonas.


Do you hand pollinate or does the tree set fruit on its own?

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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 03:44:30 PM »
Coach, I'm here in Naples as well and mine is blooming right now. I tried hand pollinating this year so I'll keep you posted if I get any fruit. Last year it bloomed but I still didn't get any fruit.

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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 08:11:49 PM »
Mine on Pine Island went in as a 7 gallon two years ago and is now flowering for the first time, about 7 feet.

It flushed new growth very early maybe 2 months ago, much earlier than my sugar apple and Atemoya, and about the same time as my soursop.
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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2019, 10:53:37 PM »
Never, I put it in just before Irma.  I know it might just be a maturity issue, I was just wondering when they normally bloomed.

Mine has been blooming steadily for the last few weeks, maybe the past month. Flowers at other times too, but spring generally is a time of heavy flowering.

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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2019, 08:18:13 AM »
Well I looked at it closely yesterday, it has numerous small buds up and down the branches on older growth wood.  Not sure what those buds will turn out to be, but I'm  hoping they're blooms.

My only concern is that the tree is in an alkaline area of my yard, but I understood that Rollinia could tolerate that.  Otherwise, well lit and very well drained.

If they are blooms, I'll hand pollinate. 

I assume the technique is the same as other atemoyas??
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Re: When should rollinias bloom?
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2019, 04:47:12 PM »
Rollinias can handle high alkalinity. I've got about 8 inches of soil, then limestone.

Info on hand pollination and video link in thread: http://tropicalfruitforum.com/index.php?topic=31379.msg348355#msg348355
« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 04:49:24 PM by roblack »

 

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