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Today’s hunt for Pond Apple rootstock
« on: July 20, 2019, 05:46:16 PM »
Planning on grafting up a bunch of annona’s in the future so decided to find some Pond Apple material for rootstock.

1st stop Jensen Beach, Haney Creek Park:

There are lots of mature trees here with fruit on them, and overall pretty scenery. Picked a few fruits to see about harvesting the seeds.












Next went to this pond in palm city, Mapp rd and 29th street where I was able to dig up a sapling and about 50+ smaller baby seedlings that I found in mud under larger trees.









Hope this helps anyone looking for rootstock in Martin county area.


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Re: Today’s hunt for Pond Apple rootstock
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 08:19:55 PM »
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That location didn't help.

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Re: Today’s hunt for Pond Apple rootstock
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 10:34:13 PM »
Planning on grafting up a bunch of annona’s in the future so decided to find some Pond Apple material for rootstock.

1st stop Jensen Beach, Haney Creek Park:

There are lots of mature trees here with fruit on them, and overall pretty scenery. Picked a few fruits to see about harvesting the seeds.












Next went to this pond in palm city, Mapp rd and 29th street where I was able to dig up a sapling and about 50+ smaller baby seedlings that I found in mud under larger trees.









Hope this helps anyone looking for rootstock in Martin county area.


-Joep450

While I appreciate the quest, feel like we shouldn’t be advocating digging up plants from public lands nor private properties without permission...

Grabbing the fruits for seeds seems more reasonable, though I’m sure there are laws discouraging that as well.

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Re: Today’s hunt for Pond Apple rootstock
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2019, 06:44:21 AM »
You might have better luck trying to contact forum members in Florida to locate the Annona glabra variety "North", which is less likely to have compatibility issues than seedlings removed from the wild

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Re: Today’s hunt for Pond Apple rootstock
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2019, 10:34:20 AM »
Try cuttings

Have what looks like pond apple growing up from root stock of lllama

Cut it off and stuck in ground and it rooted easily without any other care cause I thought there was no chance


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Re: Today’s hunt for Pond Apple rootstock
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 02:09:15 AM »
Let’s not encourage poaching in natural areas. Well said and some alternate options are offered.

You might have better luck trying to contact forum members in Florida to locate the Annona glabra variety "North", which is less likely to have compatibility issues than seedlings removed from the wild

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While I appreciate the quest, feel like we shouldn’t be advocating digging up plants from public lands nor private properties without permission...

Grabbing the fruits for seeds seems more reasonable, though I’m sure there are laws discouraging that as well.
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Re: Today’s hunt for Pond Apple rootstock
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2019, 04:39:11 PM »
The east side of Lake Osborne in Lake Worth, between Lake Worth Rd and 6th Ave South is loaded with pond apple trees.  You just have to beat the iguanas to the fruit.   :o

 

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