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Mvule101

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Annona cherimoya flowering question
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:39:26 PM »
Hello

I live in Northern Uganda, about 3 degrees north of the equator and about 3,000 feet above sea level.

My four year old seed grown cherimoya flowered this year. But it did not set fruit. As I am in a warm climate with temperatures rarely/never dropping below the 60s I was doubting if it would set fruit.

If it has flowered does that mean that it will set fruit? Or maybe the weather is too warm? Will I have to pollinate it, or will it self fertilize? I only have one tree unfortunately.

Thank you for any advise.

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Re: Annona cherimoya flowering question
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 02:08:16 PM »
You have to polinate them by hand.

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Re: Annona cherimoya flowering question
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 03:46:32 PM »
The fruits from natural pollination of Cherimoya flowers is around 3%.
If you want many fruits you need to hand pollinate.

Best video here.

https://youtu.be/uEhR7G7Y64k

In my area Cherimoya flowers are in female stage in the morning.
They turn into male stage in the afternoon.
Your tree may be different.

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Re: Annona cherimoya flowering question
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 02:53:46 AM »
Thank you that is very helpful.

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Re: Annona cherimoya flowering question
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 05:32:15 PM »
Just some additional comments:
Collect first pollen from one ore more flowers in male status and than take this pollen fr flowers which are in the female status.
Concerning times / status of flowers: My Cherimoya plants come after opening of flowers in the morning first in pre-female-status until for anout 12 p.m - 16 p.m. - than turn into female status and stay there until about 12.pm next day, and turn than in male status until next morning - please note, if in case you do not collect the pollen in time it will fall down after some hours staying in male status.
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