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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #275 on: October 08, 2017, 04:35:45 PM »
yea they look really nice, i think you'll be impressed by the flavor, and seed count...

maybe 5 days or more to ripen, just depends, but they kind of get a drab, dull looking appearance, and soften up slightly....u will kno...

Are they always so small?

so far in my experience, fruits are not large.

Do the ones in the picture look like they will ripen properly? How long do they need to ripen on the countertop?
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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #276 on: October 08, 2017, 04:58:35 PM »
Awesome. Thanks Adam.

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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #277 on: October 09, 2017, 06:55:29 PM »
Fruits are small on the large mother tree as well. I haven't had a chance to hand pollinate and push them on mine yet.
Would hand pollination really make a difference?
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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #278 on: October 09, 2017, 10:22:13 PM »
Fruits are small on the large mother tree as well. I haven't had a chance to hand pollinate and push them on mine yet.
Would hand pollination really make a difference?

They would be fully filled out. I don't know how much the size increases with more pollen. I thick larger fruits are born on thicker wood and the largest flowers out of the groups. I have never seen a healthy established dream pushed with heavy pruning and hand pollination. I think mine is spitting out some flowers from my Irma pruning but I don't know if it is too late for the fruit mature to it's full potential.
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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #279 on: October 09, 2017, 10:25:43 PM »
I don't think they will ever be huge though.
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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #280 on: October 14, 2017, 12:10:10 PM »
Finally tasted my first dream fruit after 3+ years of planting and even though I haven't tried many anonas (custard apple and soursop), this lives up to the hype. I can taste guava, soursop and call me crazy, but even a mango-like flavor.  Glad i was able to finally try it out.
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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #281 on: October 14, 2017, 01:31:19 PM »
Finally tasted my first dream fruit after 3+ years of planting and even though I haven't tried many anonas (custard apple and soursop), this lives up to the hype. I can taste have, soursop and call me crazy, but even a mango-like flavor.  Glad i was able to finally try it out.

one of most delicious, and easy to grow fruits for FL.
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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #282 on: October 14, 2017, 02:00:49 PM »
Adam do you ever sell grafted Dreams?

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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #283 on: October 14, 2017, 04:49:43 PM »
SO what is the issue with Cherimoya growing in Fla ??

Reason i ask, is, i am in New Orleans
a similar climate.
hot, high humidity...
i have a couple of Cherimoya growing from seed
they seem to be growing fine, but too small to have flowered yet.

Is Atemoya OK ?
i was going to graft Atemoya to the Cherimoya seedlings anyway.

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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #284 on: October 15, 2017, 04:08:52 PM »
Adam do you ever sell grafted Dreams?

Annonas are so hard to keep up with, ive just been selling scions, but I think Dominic Leotti is grafting some, i got two from him, lol...even though i have two big trees.

Wayne Clifton has been pumping them out too..

and Sulcata Grove??
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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #285 on: October 15, 2017, 05:05:33 PM »
Are these people selling to the general public or just to the in crowd? ;P Are they on the forum? I'd like to make contact, see if I can make my Dream a reality.
Anyone reading this who'd be willing to sell me a grafted Dream, pm me please!

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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #286 on: October 15, 2017, 07:32:35 PM »
Are these people selling to the general public or just to the in crowd? ;P Are they on the forum? I'd like to make contact, see if I can make my Dream a reality.
Anyone reading this who'd be willing to sell me a grafted Dream, pm me please!

Dominic is on here as theDom, and i think sulcata groves has their business name, do a user name search on the forum and you should be able to send them a PM or email.
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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #287 on: October 16, 2017, 04:23:53 PM »
Just noticed my Dream is flowering  for the first time.
Completely unexpected havent really been checking as much on the garden since Irma..looks like I missed a couple opportunities to hand pollinate..
Ah well..


Question, is it normal to flower now?







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Re: Dream Atemoya, a variety that fruits in FL ! Introduced by Wayne Clifton
« Reply #288 on: October 16, 2017, 07:38:46 PM »
They flower on new growth.
Irma defoliated.
Now there is new growth.
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So my dream has a full bloom for the first time..

Should I hand polinante or not? Tried a couple but they didnt take.
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I noticed the first little fruit on my tree yesterday and today I was showing it to my wife and
I saw about 4 more. :) I didn't hand pollinate. 

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No need to hand pollinate. I recently stopped by Wayne's house and he showed me one of the trees that was full of blooms and fruits of all sizes. The original tree (attached picture below) was recovering from Irma since it lost a big limb.




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The one I got from TheDom about a year ago--several inches tall at the time, it came in a tube--is now at least three feet and growing like mad.  Very healthy tree.  The one Wayne sold me for $50 a few years back (2015) didn't do anything--did not develop a root system, and finally just fell over one day, and that was it, even though I babied that tree like nobody's business!  I didn't have the opportunity to try to get a replacement from him, not sure if he would have done that.  I wrote to him, but didn't get the sense he was eager to.  But Dom's the man.  I bought a Calostro from him also, and when the graft fell off, he happily sent me a replacement.  It's doing OK now, too (not anywhere near as robust as the Dream), even though it had appeared that Irma might have killed it.
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Did you get fruit when it flowered in October? Are you seeing fruit on the tree now?

Time of day is pretty important when hand pollinating. The window is only a few hours. I do atemoya around 7pm.

I have a dream in the ground and a couple in pots. I just recently planted the tree in the ground and I do not want it to set fruit. I have not hand pollinated it. It has had plenty of flowers but no fruit set. The trees in pots have had lots of flowers.  The fruits on the trees are the ones I hand pollinated.

I have no doubt that under the right conditions, dream is self pollinating. Unfortunately, the conditions at my location require hand pollination to get fruit.


So my dream has a full bloom for the first time..

Should I hand polinante or not? Tried a couple but they didnt take.
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Everything I have from thedom has done exceptionally well. Including several dream and other annonas.

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Thanks for the input ..so I wont hand pollinate then.

I saw some fruit flies working an open flower...that's good right?
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Everything I have from thedom has done exceptionally well. Including several dream and other annonas.

Does anyone have a web-site or a phone number for this thedom fellow so I can order a dream.

Thanks, joe.

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He responded to this thread, send him a PM. Not sure what he has available this year
but the tree I got from him 2 years ago is setting fruit all over the place. I have never
eaten this and can't wait.

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He responded to this thread, send him a PM. Not sure what he has available this year
but the tree I got from him 2 years ago is setting fruit all over the place. I have never
eaten this and can't wait.

What is his user name?

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He responded to this thread, send him a PM. Not sure what he has available this year
but the tree I got from him 2 years ago is setting fruit all over the place. I have never
eaten this and can't wait.

What is his user name?

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