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palingkecil

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Can a Cherimoya survive if I Dig It out?
« on: October 01, 2022, 01:12:12 AM »
It is a Pierce cherimoya that has been 2.5 years in the ground from a 3 gallon pot.
The size is about 5 ft tall and 5 ft wide. After 2.5 years, I learned that mangoes are more worth growing in my yard.
I want to replace it with a mango tree, and if somehow I can save this Pierce cherimoya, I will put it in the pot and give it to whoever wants it.
My annonas are always drop their fruits when the weather goes above 100 degrees, and the tree still looks really ugly
with some yellow/ burnt leaves together with a lanky main trunk, despite all the extra care I do for them (my honey heart and Exotica Red don't look good either). Next I will get rid of my Exotica red/ Paxton Prolific. Geffner has 1 more year to prove it's worthiness.
Meanwhile my mangoes grow really well with the same watering schedule and a lot less care, plus I don't need to hand pollinate them.
My sugarloaf mango is in between the Pierce and the Exotica Red. While both annonas have been 2.5 years and give 0 fruit, the sugarloaf is only 1.5 years in ground, also from a 3 gallon, and gave me 3 full size delicious mangoes this year, not to mention the tree also looks very full and healthy.

My friend recommends watering the annonas more, but all my trees are in the same line of dripping system, the mangoes might die if I water more.
So, should I carefully dig the tree out and give it away, or just chop it down to pieces?

Thanks for any suggestion!





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Re: Can a Cherimoya survive if I Dig It out?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2022, 02:00:27 AM »
If you have to dig it out, I would trim the cherimoya very hard, maybe down to at least 1/3 it's size today. Also, doing it on the growing season (Spring) might give it a better chance to survive.  I found cherimoyas survive nicely with little watering in SoCal.

As far as letting the fruits to mature on your presumably young mango, herm..., that's what I did few years ago; then it just stayed there for the next 3-4 years. I've been reading Simon's "How to grow mangos in SoCal" on this site, I wish I read that before I let my young mangos bear the few fruits.
Happy growing, palingkecil!
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Re: Can a Cherimoya survive if I Dig It out?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2022, 03:11:54 AM »
If you have to dig it out, I would trim the cherimoya very hard, maybe down to at least 1/3 it's size today. Also, doing it on the growing season (Spring) might give it a better chance to survive.  I found cherimoyas survive nicely with little watering in SoCal.

As far as letting the fruits to mature on your presumably young mango, herm..., that's what I did few years ago; then it just stayed there for the next 3-4 years. I've been reading Simon's "How to grow mangos in SoCal" on this site, I wish I read that before I let my young mangos bear the few fruits.
Happy growing, palingkecil!

Thanks, Samu!
Yes, it was my bad to let the fruit stays on the tree.
I hope my tree is okay, after I picked all 3 fruits it flushed a lot of new growth. Fingers crossed.
My sweet tart is stunted because I let it hold 1 fruit this year.
Next year I will not let it hold any!

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Re: Can a Cherimoya survive if I Dig It out?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2022, 12:38:06 PM »
I would definitely be interested in them.  If you are not in a rush to dig them up I would be more than happy to help dig them up. I'm free to help out towards the end of this month or early November.

 

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