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Annona Squamosa, runt of the litter do I graft it or plant it?
« on: October 13, 2021, 07:10:39 PM »
I stopped  to see a friend today to see if he had any green Annona squamosa,  to get a few to get them ready for grafting in the spring.  He pointed to an area and said "there is the runt of the litter" he had planted over 1000+ green anon,  sold them all and a group of about 15 were left that no one wanted.  Then among the group I saw this guy holding fruit in a 1/4 gal pot .  The plant is about 14" high
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The question is,  that instead of grafting it,  I think may be I should  plant it to see if this propensity to set fruit translates into the adult plant.  I  wonder if any one has experience with this?
Carlos
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Re: Annona Squamosa, runt of the litter do I graft it or plant it?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 07:15:51 PM »
If you have the space, I say plant it. You can always graft a scion off it later if it proves to be a true, precocious, dwarf variety.

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Re: Annona Squamosa, runt of the litter do I graft it or plant it?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2021, 08:39:09 AM »
This plant deserves a chance!
It could give you great quality fruit without grafting.
My 1lb squamosa from seed
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Re: Annona Squamosa, runt of the litter do I graft it or plant it?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2021, 10:17:23 AM »
I would plant it.  Usually the fruit improves dramatically the second year in
taste and productivity. It reminds me of Big Eye pictures I have seen
which is suppose to hold large fruit at a small size and may have some atemoya
crossed in? It will be fun to see what the tree produces when it gets big.

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Re: Annona Squamosa, runt of the litter do I graft it or plant it?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2021, 01:20:54 PM »
How cute, give the little guy a chance! ;D

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Re: Annona Squamosa, runt of the litter do I graft it or plant it?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2021, 06:17:23 PM »
Any suggestions for name?
Carlos
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Re: Annona Squamosa, runt of the litter do I graft it or plant it?
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2021, 11:19:34 PM »
Some names that come to mind: bantam, pee-wee, Chibi or if you want to be funny titan or goliath  ;D

 

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