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Coach62

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Annona 2nd crop article
« on: June 25, 2019, 11:23:46 PM »
Maybe not an article, but a paragraph in the Collier Rare Fruit growers newsletter. 

ANNONAS
  - Atemoyas or sugar apples will be ready to harvest b
y August,
September, and October.  There is a trick to have a 2
nd crop in the new year
(out of season).
Pinch off new growth, plus five leaves back on the stem
.  New sprouts will
emerge with flowers.  (Yea Yea!)
To pollinate the flowers, you can use a fine sable brush
 to move pollen from
flower to flower.  Or you can place a small amount of
banana peel or fruit peelings at the
base of the Annona to attract a small hard shell beetle
.  The beetle will at night pollinate
the Annona flowers.
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Re: Annona 2nd crop article
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2019, 11:33:21 PM »
After Hurricane Irma knocked down all my annonas I cut them back
and staked them upright. I ended up with a late fruit set and the fruit
didn't ripen properly in the winter and wasn't edible? The seeds were
not fertile either.

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Re: Annona 2nd crop article
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 07:01:03 AM »
They recovered from cutting back?

Another solution to enjoy Annonas out of season would be to freeze it, I suppose. Anything that produces a second crop could reduce the next main crop. Plants need to refill its reserves.
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Re: Annona 2nd crop article
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 08:02:43 AM »
Maybe not an article, but a paragraph in the Collier Rare Fruit growers newsletter. 
ANNONAS
  - Atemoyas or sugar apples will be ready to harvest b
y August,
September, and October.  There is a trick to have a 2
nd crop in the new year
(out of season).
Pinch off new growth, plus five leaves back on the stem
.  New sprouts will
emerge with flowers.  (Yea Yea!)
This technique worked great for me to get the first flowering on a 2 year old Atemoya. It also induces good branching on the trees instead of branches 1-2 feet long you can get the branches to split into multiple stems wherever you want. I have tried it on soursop too and it does work too.
'Dream' Atemoya 1


'Dream' Atemoya 2


Soursop


 

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