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My first Cherimoya of the season...
« on: November 06, 2013, 10:21:20 PM »
I just picked my first cherimoya from the Campas tree... I decided to weigh it as well, figuring it would be about a pound.  To my surprise, it weighed in at over a pound and a half.  Can't wait to eat it this weekend.

Here it is on the tree last week...


freshly picked this afternoon (easier to see color in natural light)...


and on the scale.

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Re: My first Cherimoya of the season...
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 10:35:21 PM »
Enjoy! Can't wait for the taste report!.
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Re: My first Cherimoya of the season...
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 10:41:05 PM »
Thanks for posting. So that's what Campas fruits look like. I'm looking forward to getting fruit from the scions you sent. Maybe next year.
How's the flesh to seed ratio? Recently I tried Pierce and noticed there's about 20 seeds in a good-sized fruit.

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Re: My first Cherimoya of the season...
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2013, 10:44:59 PM »
Very nice, enjoy!

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Re: My first Cherimoya of the season...
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 10:57:26 PM »
Really good looking fruit PLT! Please do a follow up with pics.

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Re: My first Cherimoya of the season...
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 11:12:49 PM »
I will do a full write-up when I cut this one open.  Going on memory, I remember it being the "best ever"... but then again I think I've said that about most fruit I'm eating at the moment, whenever that moment might be or whatever that fruit might be.  The ones it gave last year were sweet, but not overly so (i.e. some atemoya are just too sweet) with the right amount of acid to give it a more complex flavor.

I will have PLENTY of scions to share this year... it got a little leggy on me and I will need to prune it back quite a bit.

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Re: My first Cherimoya of the season...
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2013, 12:21:55 AM »
Can't wait to see report & pics.... Please add me to scion list
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Re: My first Cherimoya of the season...
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2013, 12:43:05 AM »
The fruit looks great, I noticed that I like a lot of the varieties with bumps that stick out. Let us know how it tastes!
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Re: My first Cherimoya of the season...
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2013, 07:20:10 AM »
Nice.  How about a shot of the entire tree?

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Re: My first Cherimoya of the season...
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2013, 05:16:04 PM »
Nice.  How about a shot of the entire tree?

Here is a photo from a couple mos ago...


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Re: My first Cherimoya of the season...
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2013, 08:36:03 PM »
Pltworld, I highly recommend topping that thing at or below 2 feet.  If its grafted, top it above the graft.  You could also collect some scions from it when it goes dormant and then top it and graft the new growth.  When that plant gets larger, it will be difficult to pollinate and harvest the fruit.  I made this mistake a long time ago.  You will lose a year or two of production but you will be rewarded with many years of easy pollinating and collecting of fruit. Your tree will also be much easier to prune and spray.
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