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First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« on: October 03, 2021, 03:20:04 AM »
I have two plants from seeds given by Oscar, and a few days back I found three fruits have set on one of the plants. The other plant has lots and lots of flowers, but no fruit set.






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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 03:59:59 AM »
Congrats! Let us know how they taste.

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2021, 04:02:20 AM »
Congrats. I have been tempted to buy some Annona conica seeds, since a couple of people have been offering them for sale recently. But, I have never had any luck germinating rare Annona seeds. Good to see others are having luck with them. Those are some neat looking fruits.

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 05:09:17 AM »
Congrats. I have been tempted to buy some Annona conica seeds, since a couple of people have been offering them for sale recently. But, I have never had any luck germinating rare Annona seeds. Good to see others are having luck with them. Those are some neat looking fruits.
This species of annona, unlike some other annonas, is very easy to germinate. The trick is getting it to pollinate. It's best to plant 2 or 3 plants very close to one another. Otherwise you will get lots of flowering but no fruit set.
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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2021, 05:23:42 AM »
I have two plants from seeds given by Oscar, and a few days back I found three fruits have set on one of the plants. The other plant has lots and lots of flowers, but no fruit set.

Congratulations. Let us know what you think of the taste when they turn yellow and ripen. Please also take some photos of the ripened fruits and of the interior.
Oscar

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2021, 08:23:00 AM »
Thanks, everyone. Will definitely post updates.

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2021, 09:22:18 AM »
congrats!
Can you hand pollinate the other plant? Do they have typical
annona flowers that turn from female to male? I also would like
to know how the fruit tastes

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2021, 03:17:04 AM »
It looks as if one plant has only female flowers.<br /><br />
While the other plant has only male flowers, in hundreds.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Hundreds of flowers opened and were shed yesterday night.
Compared to the male, my female plant has few flowers. May be because my plant is not so healthy. Today I have pollinated 5 flowers. Will know in a few days. It looks as if the flowers are not typical of other Annona flowers, to my inexperienced eye.

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2021, 07:29:35 AM »
Supposedly this species is highly variable and the fruit less flavourful than some better known Annonas. It would be good to get a first hand appraisal.

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2021, 11:45:43 AM »
Congratulations Chandramohan!
Nice pics of the flowers. Looking forward to your update and taste report.

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2021, 01:00:11 AM »
Supposedly this species is highly variable and the fruit less flavourful than some better known Annonas. It would be good to get a first hand appraisal.
Jim West told me they are like a bland rollinia. Marco from e-jardim told me they were quite good, not bland at all, and he got his seed start from Jim West, so i'm eager to hear what Chandromohan thinks of their taste?
I'm going to have to try hand pollination because my trees flower like crazy but don't set any fruit....so far.
Oscar

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2021, 02:55:10 AM »
The fruits are still only 4 inches long, not yet anywhere near ripening. I check them every day. 2weeks ago there was another round of flowers, I tried hand pollinating about 5 flowers, but all of them dropped after a week. But the next day another round of flowers opened, and even though I did not pollinate, today I found one fruit may have set! I will know for sure after a week or two.

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2021, 07:43:29 PM »
i believe, oscar, i said something like, "rather bland, kinda like a rollina."   rollinias arent so bad!

Supposedly this species is highly variable and the fruit less flavourful than some better known Annonas. It would be good to get a first hand appraisal.
Jim West told me they are like a bland rollinia. Marco from e-jardim told me they were quite good, not bland at all, and he got his seed start from Jim West, so i'm eager to hear what Chandromohan thinks of their taste?
I'm going to have to try hand pollination because my trees flower like crazy but don't set any fruit....so far.

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2021, 01:24:29 AM »
i believe, oscar, i said something like, "rather bland, kinda like a rollina."   rollinias arent so bad!

Supposedly this species is highly variable and the fruit less flavourful than some better known Annonas. It would be good to get a first hand appraisal.
Jim West told me they are like a bland rollinia. Marco from e-jardim told me they were quite good, not bland at all, and he got his seed start from Jim West, so i'm eager to hear what Chandromohan thinks of their taste?
I'm going to have to try hand pollination because my trees flower like crazy but don't set any fruit....so far.
I wouldn't describe rollinias as bland. Just not ultra sweet like other annonas.
Oscar

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2021, 06:58:53 AM »
This morning I found two of the fruits on the ground! The work of macaques, who had taken a bite from the fruits and not finding them sweet, had discarded them. One was slightly soft, but full of seeds, with hardly anything to eat! I have now covered the plant with a net, and hopefully will get to taste the remaining fruit!

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Re: First fruits on my Annona conica plant.
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2021, 12:52:25 AM »
This morning I found two of the fruits on the ground! The work of macaques, who had taken a bite from the fruits and not finding them sweet, had discarded them. One was slightly soft, but full of seeds, with hardly anything to eat! I have now covered the plant with a net, and hopefully will get to taste the remaining fruit!
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Oscar

 

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