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Fruit identification
« on: November 20, 2012, 01:57:18 AM »
Hi.

I am new to this forum and a tropical fruit newbie.  I currently have a few tropical fruit trees grown in my backyard.  2 cherimoyas, 2 lychee, a longan tree, and a few other things.  They were bought from a local nursery and planted over two years ago.

This fruit was picked from the neighbor's house.  Is this is some sort of atemoya? 




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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 02:12:06 AM »
xshen you are half right it looks like a cherimoya.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 11:14:08 AM »
The leaves look like from a atemoya, not a cherimoya.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 01:23:23 PM »
I believe it is a somewhat common "playstation 3" fruit, it originates in Japan. Very popular with kids and adults that like being kids!
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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 03:46:09 PM »
I believe it is a somewhat common "playstation 3" fruit, it originates in Japan. Very popular with kids and adults that like being kids!

Lmao ;D

This fruit is more to Atemoya, than Cherimoya...Cherimoya leaves are much bigger than those beside the fruit. That said...the fruit has a really nice shape 8) 
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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 04:42:05 PM »
Thanks for your input guys.  The fruit is cracked.  Probably left on the tree for too long.  This is an average size fruit.  There are much bigger fruit hanging in the tree.

If this is an atemoya, do we know what type it could be?

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 05:03:41 PM »
The leaves say atemoya but the fruit skin with those 'scale knobs' says cherimoya so that is still what I'd be rootin for.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012, 05:41:49 PM »
looks like atemoya because of the lanceolate shape of leaf...but I suppose cherimoya has this feature sometimes.

I'd wager that it's a cherimoya that has unusually atemoya like  leaves.

I hope it's a seedling atemoya though!! and that it's amazing tasting, and capable of fruting in FL!

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 08:32:43 PM »
Anyone know where I can get some atemoya scions?
I would like to give a try in grafting them to my cherimoya.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2012, 10:43:40 PM »
xshen, can you post more "sharper" pictures of the fruits (and tree)? The fruit picture you posted is kind of blurred and this has led to a lot of speculations.

Also, why not just ask the neighbor?  :)

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2012, 12:16:41 AM »
The neighbor is not sure. They bought it from a local nursery years ago.
I'll try to get better photos of the fruit.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 01:08:24 PM »
I just confirmed with the nursery owner that this is an African Pride atemoya.  This was the only atemoya sold by the nursery and they have a large specimen planted on the ground.

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Re: Fruit identification
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 04:46:34 PM »
There must be some phenotypic plasticity with this cv.The fruit is throwing towards cherimoya and looks different from my AP which is grown in a warm climate.By the way my AP,sugar apples and gefner have many small fruit setting now and I don't hand pollinate.I think there must be lots of wild pollinators doing the job in my neck of the woods.

 

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