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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2015, 03:39:31 PM »
its one of those annonas that has to get some size before fruiting for sure...something like illama.

seems like it's hard to get a tree less than 8ft tall to flower and hold fruits.

Cuban fiberless is under 6' one more year I guess. We are use to cherimoya and atemoya holdings fruits under 4'

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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2015, 11:36:05 AM »
Great news: My three-year-old guanabana from Excalibur is finally flowering!!! ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2015, 01:01:14 PM »
How long do they usually take from seed? I have one that's about 2 to 2 and a half feet tall, and a sugar apple that is the same height or shorter (but wider with more branching) has been flowering since last summer. Both are potted.

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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2015, 03:52:57 PM »
My grafted guanabana is about ten feet tall.   Atemoya, on the other hand, set one fruit right away at less than three feet.
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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2016, 08:26:48 PM »
before winter i put the grafted "miami" guanabana into a 25 gal pot...it surprised me, because the tree got pretty cold in the greenhouse, about 35F, and lost most of it's leaves...but was flowering at the time..and i swore the flowers didn't set fruit, but I was wrong, looks like a few are going to produce fruit.

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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2016, 12:00:52 AM »
I was browsing through this thread and was surprised no one mentioned that you can get grafted Miami and Homestead varieties through TopTropicals for the past 2 years. This year they added a new 3rd grafted variety - Sunrise. Now whether they do it there, I don't know. Not sure where they get them from. But it's an option for those who want these and need to ship.

I have 2, non-grafted, one from a local nursery and one from TT. Had them for 2 years. Really hoping to see some fruit, but I'm trying to be patient and just happy things are healthy. Still small yet - maybe 4-4.5ft tall? I'm not expecting miracles, especially given I got these before I saw any grafted varieties available. But I would hope by late next year I would at least see a flower! :)

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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2016, 09:13:45 AM »
My better half Lisa got a grafted Miami when we visited Wayne Clifton.  He grafted it himself so may be another source for those looking for one. 


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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2016, 09:35:06 AM »
I have an air-layered Sunrise (just planted around October last year), but it's starting to leaf out now.. hopefully get a fruit in a year or two..

Picture taken about a week ago..


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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2016, 12:42:59 PM »
Did anyone see my post asking how long they take to flower from seed?

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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2016, 09:09:20 AM »
I'd like to share this video from a grower who has 1000 Guanabana trees. I've noticed several things.
-he bags the fruit for wasp protection
-he has wasp traps hanging in the branches
-his trees appear to have been pruned quite differently from their natural habit. Most soursop I've seen are very erect and dense growers,
his seem to have been pruned to an extent that they branch low and are spreading. It looks like they have been 'pugged' at about breast height. This should make harvest and bagging easier but also should maximize flowering along the branches.
-at around 17:00- 21:00 in the video I think he is shown removing sprouts along the branches and mentioning that this is done to improve air circulation and allow light penetration.

-be sure to watch his cable car method of transporting the fruits. He has many in the 10 lb range.


What do you think?

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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2016, 11:16:23 PM »
It's always a thrill to harvest a true tropical fruit here in central FL zone 9a. This is only the second time I've fruited a guanabana (Annona muricata). The grafted tree is of the variety called "Miami", and it's approximately 6ft tall, in a 25 gal pot, . As you can see, I got some canine assistance from my dear friend, Rex.








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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2016, 11:23:52 PM »
Good job bro, how old is the tree from grafting

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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2016, 08:41:21 AM »
Good job bro, how old is the tree from grafting

Thanks !!!

Its about 3.5-4y old now
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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2016, 12:30:59 PM »
Picked 4 days ago, now it's ripe for eatin!

I will post some pics and a review later tonight!!

I wonder how many miles away, is the closest FL grown guanabana is?  :-\

(with all this warm weather we've had over the past 5yr, I bet there is some random grower in Orlando who has some, but doesn't even post on the forum  :P )

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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2016, 04:04:45 PM »
It's always a thrill to harvest a true tropical fruit here in central FL zone 9a. This is only the second time I've fruited a guanabana (Annona muricata). The grafted tree is of the variety called "Miami", and it's approximately 6ft tall, in a 25 gal pot, . As you can see, I got some canine assistance from my dear friend, Rex.









So cool Adam!!
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Re: Grafted Guanabana "Miami" variety
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2016, 04:46:15 PM »
Totally impressive! Congratulations Adam!  ;D