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Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« on: January 24, 2021, 11:52:11 PM »
Does a Hasya sapodilla need another sapodilla tree in the same yard or is it X (how many?) miles away for cross pollination?  I live in Miami near Homestead so there's other trees in the area though my direct adjacent neighbors don't have them.

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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 11:20:13 AM »
Since no one else has fielded this question. I will from left field. Yes it would be beneficial to have another variety. Spaced  within a hundred feet. Hopefully I did not drop the ball but I will defer to the knowledge of others :)
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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 11:33:16 AM »


The closer the better. I had a Hasya with another variety, Alano, abut 5 feet from it. That didn't seem to do anything much. Hasya is not as productive as the other varieties but the fruit is big and tastes great. Morena is more productive and the fruit size is almost as big as that of the Hasya.


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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 12:44:38 PM »
I am not sure, but I planted 3-4 different varieties within a 10x30 space. I am a dumb horticulturist, but I think this grouping of sapodilla would help me with pollination and fruiting.
By the way, I also have Haysa. Hope that helps.

Does a Hasya sapodilla need another sapodilla tree in the same yard or is it X (how many?) miles away for cross pollination?  I live in Miami near Homestead so there's other trees in the area though my direct adjacent neighbors don't have them.

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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2021, 02:29:31 PM »
The only thing I can hope for is that it is more productive in Miami than in other areas like Broward and SWFL, since the major nurseries and growers here I have asked about it have not heard about it being unproductive.  The fruit is truly the best compared to Alano and Morena so I'm willing to plant it and see what happens.  Right now I'm not planning on planting other Sapodillas.

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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2021, 02:47:35 PM »
You should be fine. Bees get around, and it may be self fertile.

Not sure about Haysa, but Silas Woods appears to benefit from the following tek:

When the little flowers first start to open, lightly squeeze them and roll your fingers around a little bit. Pollination!

Have been getting plenty of fruit set with only one tree.


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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2021, 03:21:35 PM »
You should be fine. Bees get around, and it may be self fertile.

Not sure about Haysa, but Silas Woods appears to benefit from the following tek:

When the little flowers first start to open, lightly squeeze them and roll your fingers around a little bit. Pollination!

Have been getting plenty of fruit set with only one tree.

Hopefully so, other posts on this forum say Hasya is unproductive in their area.  If flowers open I should be happy, at least I have hand pollination as an option if it doesn't set fruit.

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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2021, 05:42:04 PM »
You should be fine. Bees get around, and it may be self fertile.

Not sure about Haysa, but Silas Woods appears to benefit from the following tek:

When the little flowers first start to open, lightly squeeze them and roll your fingers around a little bit. Pollination!

Have been getting plenty of fruit set with only one tree.
Thanks for that piece of knowledge. I wish I would have known that at the beginning of the month.

Can you tell if anything is going on with this Tikal flower or is it just dried  and dead

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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2021, 06:00:35 PM »
The only thing I can hope for is that it is more productive in Miami than in other areas like Broward and SWFL, since the major nurseries and growers here I have asked about it have not heard about it being unproductive.  The fruit is truly the best compared to Alano and Morena so I'm willing to plant it and see what happens.  Right now I'm not planning on planting other Sapodillas.
I have to ask these two questions
First do you find Alano to be too sweet? I had my first one this summer and it as a figure of speech sent me into sugar shock.

Number two I saw a video of the Flying Fox grafting a butterscotch sapodilla. With the white gummies sap what would be the success rate of grafting? Has anyone made a multiple grafted sapodilla?
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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2021, 06:44:25 PM »
I've only had one Alano and it was grainier than Haysa and has a brown sugar undertone.  I bought some more and they are ripening now so if I have any update I will let you know.  Hasya has a vanilla undertone which I liked the best. Morena was slightly less sweet and it has a cinnamon undertone.

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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2021, 07:38:10 PM »
I have Haysa, Silas Wood, Morena,and Makok in my yard and they are non stop flowers and fruit.
I thinned each branch with one fruit to avoid snapping this year and the Silas Wood and Haysa
keep putting out more flowers and setting small fruit. The Makok is my favorite and it seems content to hold one fruit
per branch. I have never seen bees but I see allot of ants on the branches? If you don't get fruit set add another tree.
You could even plant a Silas Wood or Makok in a pot and keep close if you don't have the space?


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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2021, 08:43:28 PM »
The only thing I can hope for is that it is more productive in Miami than in other areas like Broward and SWFL, since the major nurseries and growers here I have asked about it have not heard about it being unproductive.  The fruit is truly the best compared to Alano and Morena so I'm willing to plant it and see what happens.  Right now I'm not planning on planting other Sapodillas.

I am not sure I would say its better than.Morena.  I would actually give Morena the edge, and Excalibur as being better, too.
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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2021, 09:48:32 PM »
I have Haysa, Silas Wood, Morena,and Makok in my yard and they are non stop flowers and fruit.
I thinned each branch with one fruit to avoid snapping this year and the Silas Wood and Haysa
keep putting out more flowers and setting small fruit. The Makok is my favorite and it seems content to hold one fruit
per branch. I have never seen bees but I see allot of ants on the branches? If you don't get fruit set add another tree.
You could even plant a Silas Wood or Makok in a pot and keep close if you don't have the space?

Thatís a good suggestion. Definitely going to try.

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Re: Hasya sapodilla - how far for cross pollination?
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2021, 09:50:44 PM »
The only thing I can hope for is that it is more productive in Miami than in other areas like Broward and SWFL, since the major nurseries and growers here I have asked about it have not heard about it being unproductive.  The fruit is truly the best compared to Alano and Morena so I'm willing to plant it and see what happens.  Right now I'm not planning on planting other Sapodillas.

I am not sure I would say its better than.Morena.  I would actually give Morena the edge, and Excalibur as being better, too.

Taste is super subjective, especially when it comes to tropical fruit

 

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