Is anyone growing one?
I just installed one today -- and am hoping -- hoping -- hoping.
Is anyone growing one?
The tree looks a bit young to start producing good fruit.
When the plant flowers, hand pollination should be done to insure more fruit.
Pruning should be done during the winter.
The first two links worked -- but not the third.
But, they help.
I asked the nursery to get me a "bearing Atemoya" and this is what they delivered.
Guess i'll have to wait.
Thanks -- but I couldn't handle "youth" again.
I just get so tired.
Besides the water from the spring taste nasty. Beside it does not work. I have tasted it twice--well my DM does say I am the oldest kid she knows!!!!
I have an atemoya from seeds I've started. I have a sugar apple from seeds I've started.
I grew tired of the atemoya never setting fruits so I moved the sugar apple (in a 3 gal pot) next to the atemoya growing in the ground.
The atemoya had a lot more frost damage. That dead area grew; making the tree smaller by the week. After cutting 4 ft from the height; it began to flower.
This past season I picked 4 sugar apples and no atemoyas.
I've been successful hand pollinating atemoya's flowers with a piece of straw.
Looks like this coming spring, I'll be crossing the 2 trees by hand even tho they're 1 ft apart.
I had none this year. It's supposed to be self-pollinating. Who knows.
I'll be cutting back the long branches in half next spring.
How to pollinate Cherimoya / Atemoya:
I was giving up hope. I bought what the nursery said was a "bearing" tree. Plenty of blossoms -- none set.
Hope that next year will be better.
I don't suppose you'll get ANY frost in the Keys so I wouldn't know what you'd have to worry about. If you think it might get too cold some odd nights you could always run an extension cord with a 60 watt bulb & hang it near the fruit -- that will keep it warm enough.
You'll have to find that out by yourself as I have no earthly idea. Try Googling it.
Hmmm, look like green bananas to me - is that what they taste like? (when they ripen?)
They taste like vanilla pudding when ripe. Also they have a few giant-sized seeds.
This is the first one that opened. What do i do? Wait -- or gather some pollen on a Q-tip?
Gather male pollen on a Q-tip. And save it.
When the female shows her self (should be the next day), dust her with the male pollen.
You will get a fruit that both of you will enjoy!
Pollinating your flowers is highly recommended!