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Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:50:09 AM »


The plant is less than 2 years old.



So far the flowers have been dropping off without setting.
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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 06:49:03 AM »
Beautiful and healthy plant, interesting how early starts to flower. I sowed 5 seeds few days ago. As far as I know fruit is insipid, did you taste it?
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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 03:43:07 PM »
Congratulations!! anybody know the taste of Annona montana?

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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 04:48:29 PM »
Beautiful and healthy plant, interesting how early starts to flower. I sowed 5 seeds few days ago. As far as I know fruit is insipid, did you taste it?
Have not tasted it yet. Jim West told me it tastes like a mild rollinia. But probably depends on soil and climate a lot. Will report back when it fruits. So far it is just dropping flowers without setting, probably because it is too young.
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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 09:01:22 PM »
The leaves look awesome, I don't think that could even hold a mature fruit. Nice to know it flowers so early, I have one about a year old growing like a weed, its pretty hardy.

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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 03:53:04 AM »
Looks very healthy as its leaves are so big!

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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2017, 06:19:01 PM »
Very cool Oscar, I've seen it offered  on Jim's site, always looked interesting.  Your tree is looking healthy for sure, hopefully you'll get some fruit in a few more years. Do the flowers remind you of other annonas?

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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 07:55:36 PM »
Very cool Oscar, I've seen it offered  on Jim's site, always looked interesting.  Your tree is looking healthy for sure, hopefully you'll get some fruit in a few more years. Do the flowers remind you of other annonas?
Different in shape than other annonas i know, and also much smaller in size.
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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2018, 03:55:34 AM »
Oscar, did you get fruits on them?
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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2018, 07:46:37 AM »
Oscar, did you get fruits on them?
Not yet. The plant is still rather small, about 4 feet tall. And now suffering a bit from exposure in air to sulphur dioxide in the air.  Annonas seem especially vulnerable. See the article i just posted with subject heading Agriuclture on Big Island hard hit by Vog.
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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 08:32:42 AM »
Hope it withstands the vog. A forum member who recently moved from Cairns to Perth had a maybe 8 ft tall tree he called Raimondia growing in dappled sunlight in his yard. I didn't take too much notice but it was covered in flowers and wouldn't set fruit.my recollection of it is different from the tree in the picture in this thread being smaller leafed, without shiny foliage and it had a typical Annona look and the flowers were like Rollinia. I cant check on it to see if my memory if failing as he shifted. Maybe he misidentified his plant but it did come from Jim West.
I spread a few around about 3 years ago and have seeds recently received sprouting at my brother's place.

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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 12:37:22 PM »
Hope it withstands the vog. A forum member who recently moved from Cairns to Perth had a maybe 8 ft tall tree he called Raimondia growing in dappled sunlight in his yard. I didn't take too much notice but it was covered in flowers and wouldn't set fruit.my recollection of it is different from the tree in the picture in this thread being smaller leafed, without shiny foliage and it had a typical Annona look and the flowers were like Rollinia. I cant check on it to see if my memory if failing as he shifted. Maybe he misidentified his plant but it did come from Jim West.
I spread a few around about 3 years ago and have seeds recently received sprouting at my brother's place.

If Oscar only has one tree, there could also indicate cross pollination is required, or at least will result in more fruit settings.
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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2018, 08:51:39 PM »
Hope it withstands the vog. A forum member who recently moved from Cairns to Perth had a maybe 8 ft tall tree he called Raimondia growing in dappled sunlight in his yard. I didn't take too much notice but it was covered in flowers and wouldn't set fruit.my recollection of it is different from the tree in the picture in this thread being smaller leafed, without shiny foliage and it had a typical Annona look and the flowers were like Rollinia. I cant check on it to see if my memory if failing as he shifted. Maybe he misidentified his plant but it did come from Jim West.
I spread a few around about 3 years ago and have seeds recently received sprouting at my brother's place.

If Oscar only has one tree, there could also indicate cross pollination is required, or at least will result in more fruit settings.
Have one in the ground. Will plant others, still in pots, close to it when i get a chance.
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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2019, 08:51:23 PM »
Hey Oscar, any fruit holding this year/did it bounce back from the sulfur dioxide?

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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2019, 03:50:40 AM »
Hey Oscar, any fruit holding this year/did it bounce back from the sulfur dioxide?
Yes it bounced back, is flowering, but so far no fruit set.
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Re: Guanabana de Monte (Raimondia conica?) Flowers for First Time
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2019, 03:42:27 AM »
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