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I finally got some Dream Cherimoya plants (I requested them a long time ago, a few for me and my friends).

I'm really eager to see how they perform!  I'm growing one in a pot, and one in the ground. 

Later this season I'm going to visit the original tree, and I'll take pics of the tree with ripe fruits...and of the fruit cut in half...right before I eat it!  :D
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Adam,

That is great news, would love to see future picture updates. Congrats!
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Adam,

That is great news, would love to see future picture updates. Congrats!

thanks Nullz,

Earlier in the season I grafted about 3 dreams, to share with friends...but I had poor success with these for some reason...the one tree that took, failed after I unwrapped it.  I think I unwrapped it too early..or kept it too wet with overhead irrigation.

Don't worry though...I've got some rootstock for my next attempt.  I'm going to be handing out Dream cherimoyas as stocking stuffers for next xmas. ..and you're on my list of good boys and girls.
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Adam,

That is great news, would love to see future picture updates. Congrats!

thanks Nullz,

Earlier in the season I grafted about 3 dreams, to share with friends...but I had poor success with these for some reason...the one tree that took, failed after I unwrapped it.  I think I unwrapped it too early..or kept it too wet with overhead irrigation.

Don't worry though...I've got some rootstock for my next attempt.  I'm going to be handing out Dream cherimoyas as stocking stuffers for next xmas. ..and you're on my list of good boys and girls.

Thanks, I look forward to something to dream about now :).
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Nice.  How do get on your Christmas list Adam?  ;)

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Here is a dandy 3gal Dream.   :)  It stood out from the crowd, so I had to keep it!


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Wow, that looks like an Atemoya, looking at the leaves and the growth pattern like a Lisa. Nice looking tree.

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That's a beauty, Adam!
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Nice cherimoya Adam! :)
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Thanks everyone!

I'll keep you posted on the progress!!

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I hope Wayne hasn't forgotten the rest of us who have contacted him about Dream cherimoya and are on his waiting list!
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I hope Wayne hasn't forgotten the rest of us who have contacted him about Dream cherimoya and are on his waiting list!

Wayne hasn't forgot you!  I asked him about his waiting list...He's working hard to fill all the requests asap! 

I just happened to request the trees back in January! 
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I admit the leaves are shaped like cherimoya leaves usually are.
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I admit the leaves are shaped like cherimoya leaves usually are.

Haha!

I was thinking the opposite!  but I'm glad to hear you say this.

I've seen the leaves of this cultivar being round and lance shaped..it just depends on what mood the tree is in I guess.

JF posted a pic of a cherimoya in this thread with similar leaves to the dream.

how is your tree doing Har?  think it might fruit this year??
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I hope Wayne hasn't forgotten the rest of us who have contacted him about Dream cherimoya and are on his waiting list!

Wayne hasn't forgot you!  I asked him about his waiting list...He's working hard to fill all the requests asap! 

I just happened to request the trees back in January!

Good to know. I contacted him back in Jan too so hopefully it won't be much longer.

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I actually emailed him to ask how the one I ordered was coming along. He told me it would be ready by the end of the summer and that he took 8 flowers off the tree before potting up. So whoever gets one this year will probably have fruit next year.
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I actually emailed him to ask how the one I ordered was coming along. He told me it would be ready by the end of the summer and that he took 8 flowers off the tree before potting up. So whoever gets one this year will probably have fruit next year.

one cool thing about the trees from Wayne....some are cleft, some are saddle, some are veneer.

I like the saddles!!  the union looks neat when it heals.
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Dream veneer onto cherimoya (labeled as Hybrid Cherimoya) rootstock.

The scion was much skinnier than the rootstock, so I had to barely cut into the cambium.

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Dream veneer onto cherimoya (labeled as Hybrid Cherimoya) rootstock.

The scion was much skinnier than the rootstock, so I had to barely cut into the cambium.



Veneer and cleft are clean grafts on cherimoyas. It hardens real nice in 2-3 months. Adams, the more I look at you beautiful annona it looks more like an atemoya. I guess we'll know when you try the fruit. I will take pics later of my Mr. Minh next to Pierce cherimoya.

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JF,

I agree, it's hard to tell if there isn't some squamosa blood in there....but either way I hear the tree is more cold hearty than any common atemoya (withstanding 20F when mature), and fruits set without hand pollination...and taste amazing!

I've heard lots of respectable people, saying good things about this cultivar...so I know it's a winner already!

I will make sure to report when I finally taste the fruits!
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JF,

I agree, it's hard to tell if there isn't some squamosa blood in there....but either way I hear the tree is more cold hearty than any common atemoya (withstanding 20F when mature), and fruits set without hand pollination...and taste amazing!

I've heard lots of respectable people, saying good things about this cultivar...so I know it's a winner already!

I will make sure to report when I finally taste the fruits!


Adams, sound good we'll wait for your report when it fruits next year. Here a pic of Mr. Minh's and Pierce.

you can clearly see the differences between them


cherimoya large leaves


here is geffner and Cangrejos sugar apple



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Adam

How large does a mature dream cherimoya tree get?

Does the mature tree fruit lightly or heavily ?

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Adam

How large does a mature dream cherimoya tree get?

Does the mature tree fruit lightly or heavily ?

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Brad,

I imagine the tree can get to normal cherimoya size...i think the original tree is 20ft or more?

It's a heavy fruiter, like gefner atemoya.  No hand pollination needed.
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Another veneer...I wrapped this one different.


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Nice looking veneer graft Adam. 8)

 

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