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First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« on: July 23, 2015, 11:32:34 PM »



Ate my first canistel I've grown in California, and I think it is one of my favorite fruits, I haven't had one in many years, and this was one was pretty dang good. I have two grafted and one large seedling that is starting to flower. Hoping for a long humid summer.

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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 02:41:14 AM »
What cultivar is it? Ong believes only Bruce fruits in California. I know Exotica has two Bruce that barely seem to fruit, and Encanto Farms has a seedling that sets a lot of fruit which resemble Bruce in appearance. But your fruit looks more slender.

Do you grow Ross Sapote as well? Have you had fruit from it?

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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 10:52:00 AM »
Nice looking fruit Mark, is it a seedling or named cultivar? ;) 8)

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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 11:00:54 AM »
Nice.  I love this fruit, best when creamy.

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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 12:26:49 PM »
Nice.  I love this fruit, best when creamy.

Best when creamy??  It needs to be let ripened till pure creamy texture or it will have poor taste and texture. It should be soft to the point that one who doesnt k ow a canistel would throw it away.  Basically same instructions as with a Black Sapote.
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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2015, 09:43:46 PM »
Yes, the one I picked was soft on the tree, and had no seeds. I believe I have one "Bruce", one I got from Adam a few years ago in Orlando, and then the seedling. I ma right on the coast and don't get much heat, but they seem to taking on some life finally.

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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 02:20:52 PM »
Hello Mark, JF...anyone?
when is a good time to prune canistel in Southern California without sacrificing fruits and flowers?
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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2016, 02:57:46 PM »
Hi! Any one knows the Fes variety? Any opinion about it? Thank's!  ;D

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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2016, 03:17:59 PM »
Hello Mark, JF...anyone?
when is a good time to prune canistel in southern California without sacrificing fruits and flowers?

Hey David

I pruned after harvesting maybe April or May, cant remember. I striipped the leafs as a result I have over 100 fruits hanging on a 5' 3 year old tree

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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2016, 03:46:00 PM »
Thank you Frank. uou stripped the whole tree or only a few at terminal?

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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2016, 04:50:10 PM »
Thank you Frank. uou stripped the whole tree or only a few at terminal?

Every leaf like we do with moyas

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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2016, 06:32:17 PM »
You mean you cut off the tip of every branch? Does that encourage more branches for denser fruit production?

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Re: First Canistel fruit, maybe a favorite
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 01:04:56 AM »
I live right next to the coast in Orange County.  My ross sapote tree is fruiting really well with about 20+ fruits on the tree, first time fruiting--looking forward to trying them.  I was wondering about the pruning time too, but I assume the same info for canistel applies to the ross sapote.

 

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