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Nick C

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Soursop observations
« on: October 21, 2022, 08:43:18 PM »
When I first started growing soursop trees all the information online made it seem like under 50 degrees and the tree would be in trouble. Recently had our first frost earlier this week with temps down to 32 and I left a seedling outside. I thought this tree would be a goner but even with ice casing the cup it was in, the tree is still alive while only showing minor damage.







On a different note, finally have soursop flowering after what is probably 6 years





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Re: Soursop observations
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2022, 10:29:45 PM »
Interesting observations. Thanks for sharing! Maybe I'll have to give these a try, afterall.  :)

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Re: Soursop observations
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2022, 10:48:06 PM »
To be honest, that seedling looks pretty rough.  I suspect that even if you kept it above 50F from now on it will rapidly decline.

However, I'm happy for you on your first soursop flower!  Mine also flowered for the first time this year, but fruit did not set.  I'm hopeful it will hold fruit next year. 

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Re: Soursop observations
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2022, 11:16:44 PM »
Soursop doesn't do well for me. My lows in the greenhouse sometimes hit 40. Soursop loses all its leaves but comes back each year.
there was a member in Virginia who had large fruiting soursop. He kept his greenhouse at 55 minimum. Well my greenhouse is much bigger so heating it to minimum 55 is way overkill since all the other plants are fine. Sorry guanabana but the fruit isn't good enough in my opinion for me to grow it...I do have a tree though.

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Re: Soursop observations
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2022, 11:40:07 PM »
To be honest, that seedling looks pretty rough.  I suspect that even if you kept it above 50F from now on it will rapidly decline.

However, I'm happy for you on your first soursop flower!  Mine also flowered for the first time this year, but fruit did not set.  I'm hopeful it will hold fruit next year.

Oh for sure looks like shit lol Iím just surprised it hasnít defoliated and shriveled up days later. And thanks, it sucks it finally started pumping out flowers as I was bringing it back in the basement for the winter. Next year looks promising

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Re: Soursop observations
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2022, 12:34:01 AM »
I forget what thread it was but I recall an older thread where Har, who is super knowledgable about Annonas, said that soursops are sensitive to cold winds. They can handle freezing temps with wind protection but will defoliate in low 40s with wind.

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Re: Soursop observations
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2022, 02:11:13 PM »
My soursop is in ground 8 years, flowers a LOT and only one fruit so far. Grrr!
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Re: Soursop observations
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2022, 02:33:02 PM »
My soursop is in ground 8 years, flowers a LOT and only one fruit so far. Grrr!

Do you hand pollinate gnappi? You can fix that!

Humidity matters. Wind, cold, and dry combined are hard on soursop.

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Re: Soursop observations
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2022, 09:05:39 PM »
I used to worry that my soursop hardly fruited, until my daughter-in-law said she REALLY wants the leaves, for tea! Mine grows like a weed, so every time I prune it I dry the leaves for her. Win-win!

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