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I have two Sugar Apple in containers...15 gallon.

Each is holding more than 10 fruit.

One had 16 set fruit and the tree aborted 3.  Now holding 13 that I believe will hold on to maturity.

Other tree flowered a good bit later than the first and also set 10+ fruits and is now holding 11 ad different stages of maturity.

So....question is....what is many is too many?

I am guessing more units per tree will lead to smaller individual fruit.

At some point I stopped hand pollinating because I figured......13-16 fruits seemed like a lot for pretty small trees.

What do you guys think....any advice from personal experience?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Sugar Apple (Annona Squamosa) how many fruits per tree is "normal"
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2022, 06:52:27 PM »
I am really bad at thinning my annona trees. I have always heard fruit should be
at least 6" apart for maximum size. Recently I saw a youtube video and Dr Crane from
TREC said hand pollination will increase the size. In your pictures your close fruit
looks like it's doing ok. It's probably too late to thin now.  Maybe next year thin one tree?


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