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elriba

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What is the "Giant Sugar Apple"?
« on: September 08, 2021, 12:18:49 PM »
Hi,
Han Sen is selling various nice seeds.  One of them caught my eye.  Something called "Giant Sugar Apple".   What is this?  Is this a hybrid of A. squamosa X reticulata?  Or is this a different species altogether?   I searched "Annona mucosa" but that points to Rollinia, which is a very different looking fruit.

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Re: What is the "Giant Sugar Apple"?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2021, 01:29:28 PM »
Probably a hybrid that is more reticulata than squamosa, given its generally the larger of the two.

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Re: What is the "Giant Sugar Apple"?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2021, 02:34:53 PM »
The picture looks like a selection of sugar apple Annona squamosa
I don't see anything in the picture that indicates a cross.
The fruit doesn't even look that large especially if you thin the fruit.

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Re: What is the "Giant Sugar Apple"?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2021, 02:44:37 PM »
Thanks for the information.  It does look like a regular sugar apple fruit, except that it is larger than usual.  Maybe as Mike says, the fruit was thinned to obtain larger fruits.

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Re: What is the "Giant Sugar Apple"?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2021, 05:16:07 PM »
It looks good!

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Re: What is the "Giant Sugar Apple"?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2021, 09:51:09 AM »
Giant Philipines sugar apples are sugar apple x atemoya and han sens look to have the same crossing going on. Once atemoya is crossed in you can get big fruit. Nothing like a pinks mammoth max but still respectable size.

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Re: What is the "Giant Sugar Apple"?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 11:53:43 AM »
I agree with MikeT, it's either a PPC or Nuathong or a seedling of those. It looks nothing like a real sugar apple. A sugarlata, on the other hand, looks exactly like a sugar apple inflated 4 times.
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