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brian

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flood tolerance
« on: April 04, 2020, 10:27:47 AM »
How tolerant are jackfruit, cherimoya, and green sapote to standing water?  My greenhouse flooded last night from a burst host I left on.   I siphoned 90% of the water out but there is still a couple inches around the jackfruit and cherimoya.

My quick research indicate that cherimoya and sapote are probably fine, but jackfruit is very sensitive to flood and could be damaged within 24-48hrs?   These are all in ground, in clay soil.

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Re: flood tolerance
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 02:48:00 PM »
Cherimoya likes drought .I dont think it is flood resistant.

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Re: flood tolerance
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 08:09:20 PM »
I had a jackfruit seedlings in water logged soil in my greenhouse. A lot of them died from root rot. I would probably try to get them out of the water as soon as possible

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Re: flood tolerance
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2020, 08:34:16 PM »
The standing water is gone now but I am wondering if the 1-2 days flooding will cause significant damage

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Re: flood tolerance
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2020, 08:40:12 PM »
I have a small cherimoya in a bucket size pot and during the winter it got wet( water evaporates slower) and it was affected ,new shots developed small deformed leaves and the top died.
What i did to recover it was to squeeze the pot a little until somme cracks formed in the soil .
Water logging its bad because it stops the oxigen going to the roots but now the soil got more aerated because of the cracks and it dryed faster.
I will be planting my cherimoyas on the top of a small hill that il create in the greenhouse to avoid waterlogging for them.
Interesting that pond apple its related to cherimoya and grows in swamps tolerating water logging and i think it could be good as a rootstock for cherimoya in wet soil.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2020, 08:44:13 PM by SeaWalnut »

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Re: flood tolerance
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 04:37:46 PM »
You should be fine. I have Cherimoya planted in clay waterlogged soil .

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Re: flood tolerance
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2020, 06:57:53 PM »
Thank you

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Re: flood tolerance
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 11:35:31 PM »
Itís been over a month.  It seems the flood did not cause any damage whatsoever

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Re: flood tolerance
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2020, 10:41:43 AM »
Itís been over a month.  It seems the flood did not cause any damage whatsoever

Great news Brian! :D

 

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