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Soursop question
« on: November 20, 2020, 11:59:28 AM »
I live in zone 6a, So I am unable to permanently plant a Soursop outside without it dying in the winter. However, I was wondering if it is possible to have a Soursop grow indoors in a container and be able to fruit somewhat well. Is this the case, or should I try something else?

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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2020, 12:24:16 PM »
There was a story that a man fruited it in Russia after 13 years from seed. Aside from pollination issue, I think it is going to be quite hard. I have one in a 7 gallon in my greenhouse and even then it isn't doing so good.
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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2020, 01:11:41 PM »
try something else

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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2020, 02:15:19 PM »
Alright, what about Rollinia or Sugar apples (Annona squamosa)?

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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2020, 02:19:51 PM »
Got little idea what I'm talking about, but you might want to consider cherimoya.

Rollinia will give you similar problems to guanabana, and sugar apple might as well.

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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2020, 02:39:13 PM »
Sugar apple is easy to grow. takes 3-4 years to fruit from seed. Good for container culture, just don't overwater or else there is root rot. Rollinia is harder than sugar apple not the best annona plant to zone push. I have no experience with cherimoyas although I think it would not be too bad.
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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 02:56:00 PM »
Got it, thanks for the advice everyone!

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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 03:40:21 PM »
Oh wait one more thing, do I need 2 Sugar apples to pollinate a tree or will one do?

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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 03:52:46 PM »
Just one nothing special needed no hand pollination either.
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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2020, 04:12:28 PM »
Ok, good

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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2020, 04:21:12 PM »
Cherimoyas are doing good for me for around tree years now. Seedlings. They overwinter inside my house near a south window and are currently  dropping some of their oldest leaves. I havent had any problems with them so far, in summer they use a lot of water, now I water them more sparingly.

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Re: Soursop question
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2020, 07:26:42 PM »
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