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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: Filozophr on April 17, 2022, 04:51:26 PM

Title: Is this area too small for a soursop tree?
Post by: Filozophr on April 17, 2022, 04:51:26 PM
So there is a seedling popped up right beside the pepper plant. Can a full grown fruiting  soursop be grown so close to the house? If not, can I graft to the seedling once itís matured and control the stock width and growth that way? If not Iíll just dig up the seedling
(https://i.postimg.cc/9DshDJBj/09-B23-F6-D-1276-4-E75-B3-C5-AE2-CFD335-CCA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9DshDJBj)
Title: Re: Is this area too small for a soursop tree?
Post by: digigarden on April 17, 2022, 05:50:22 PM
Mine is in a similar/smaller space than this and it grew and gave fruits just fine(after 8 years or so)...granted there is way more soil beneath all of this...try to make some space from the wall tho.

I also had a soursop in a 3 gallon container and eventually gave me 1 fruit. Maybe you can grow them in a 15 gallon.
Title: Re: Is this area too small for a soursop tree?
Post by: Filozophr on April 17, 2022, 06:02:18 PM
Yeah Iím not sure on the pipe situation beneath them so i guess ill dig up the seedling and make it a potted rootstock
Title: Re: Is this area too small for a soursop tree?
Post by: Sunrisefruit on April 20, 2022, 09:14:13 PM
soursop is a medium to large tree.. mine is about 15 ft tall and about 10 feet wide.. the space that you have them in might be ok, but one tree will take the whole space and cover the whole wall in about 5 years time..
it i were you, i would try to relocate them to another area away from the house, the roots might damage the water pipes and/or the house's foundation
Title: Re: Is this area too small for a soursop tree?
Post by: brian on April 20, 2022, 10:20:27 PM
I recall reading that soursop has relatively shallow roots, but even so I would move it a bit further from the house. 
Title: Re: Is this area too small for a soursop tree?
Post by: pinkturtle on April 20, 2022, 11:13:11 PM
Off the topic, is that sugar cane you are planted?  Sugar cane should plant horizontal not vertical.
Title: Re: Is this area too small for a soursop tree?
Post by: kh0110 on April 20, 2022, 11:28:19 PM
So there is a seedling popped up right beside the pepper plant. Can a full grown fruiting  soursop be grown so close to the house? If not, can I graft to the seedling once itís matured and control the stock width and growth that way? If not Iíll just dig up the seedling
(https://i.postimg.cc/9DshDJBj/09-B23-F6-D-1276-4-E75-B3-C5-AE2-CFD335-CCA.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9DshDJBj)

I don't see a soursop seedling in there.
Title: Re: Is this area too small for a soursop tree?
Post by: Filozophr on April 23, 2022, 07:18:20 PM
Off the topic, is that sugar cane you are planted?  Sugar cane should plant horizontal not vertical.

lol I didn't plant it, that's how Jamaicans plant it seems, doesn't fail.