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Guanabana “Soursop” tree question.
« on: May 04, 2020, 08:52:31 AM »
Hey everyone, I wanted to ask you guys for help with something. Like 2 years or more ago a family member  gave me a small tree from a seed she planted I believe  she said it was Guanabana.

tree is pretty big now I recently tried guanabana “my first time” purchased from a fruit stand and loved it also saved seeds for me to plant.

Then I bought a tree from a local nursery cause I liked fruit so much.

I’m comparing tree my family member gave me to one I bought and they look somewhat different one has bigger darker leaf “nursery one” one she gave me has smaller lighter green leaf. Also the new growth in nursery one looks like branch is green on one she gave me it looks more brown. Anyone here can guide me as to what difference may be?

Seedling leaf


Nursery leaf


Nursery growth


Seedling growth


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Re: Guanabana “Soursop” tree question.
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 09:07:21 AM »
I grew two guanabana trees at my old house.  Also, a friend currently has a young tree at his house.  There is variability in the size, shape, and color of the leaves from one tree to the next.  However all the pictures you are showing look like guanabana to me.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2020, 09:19:32 AM by johnb51 »
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Re: Guanabana “Soursop” tree question.
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 10:00:42 AM »
Thank you John. Yea I guess it was more of a question if there’s different varieties? And maybe leaves and growth can identify a desirable or undesirable type. Since I do not know much about them.

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Re: Guanabana “Soursop” tree question.
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2020, 09:31:14 PM »
Pictures 1-3 do look like Guanabana.
Picture one, plant looks potbound.
Picture three, leaves have mite damage.

Picture Four, I am not sure... looks suspiciously like Pond-Apple.
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Re: Guanabana “Soursop” tree question.
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 09:54:30 PM »
For mites, you can spray with "Organocide 3-in-1" or with Neem Oil--- these only work in slow-drying weather conditions.

In Winter, you can spray mites with Sulfur, IF your sprayer has a very good agitator.
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Re: Guanabana “Soursop” tree question.
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2020, 05:50:55 AM »
Thank you Har

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Re: Guanabana “Soursop” tree question.
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 12:05:55 PM »
I was struggling with the same question about varieties. I don't have any guanabana trees yet because I was trying to find a superior variety and where I can get it but it is hard to find a lot of information about different varieties. I've read that there are sweet varieties and some that are not, so I wanted to make sure I got a sweet one. I think most nurseries just list them all as "guanabana"

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Re: Guanabana “Soursop” tree question.
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2020, 12:30:47 PM »
Lara Farms nursery sells several named varieties of soursop.
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Re: Guanabana “Soursop” tree question.
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2020, 02:52:05 PM »
Thank you, Har!

 

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