Tropicals forum: Annona Muricata

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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
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Rainbow
Sep 1, 2015 12:11 AM CST
Annona Muricata...also known as soursop, graviola, guanábana, and several other names.



My 3-year-old tree is producing flowers again. I took this picture moments ago. We will soon have fruits. Hurray!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 1, 2015 12:10 PM CST
Beautiful bloom!!
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Sep 1, 2015 1:02 PM CST
Oh that is pretty!
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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Sep 1, 2015 1:54 PM CST
Thank You! Lin!

Thank You! Anne!
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Feb 3, 2016 9:12 PM CST
This is the largest local sour sop fruit, Annona muricata, I have ever seen. Pictured with my Chi BabyK for proportion/scale.

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Feb 4, 2016 12:10 PM CST
Wow, now that is a great comparison ... tiny doggie, very large fruit!!
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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Feb 4, 2016 12:14 PM CST
Thanks, Lin! Hilarious! Hilarious! BabyK is 4.5 lbs....the sour sop is 10.5 lbs.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Feb 10, 2016 10:59 PM CST
Am I growing this?
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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Feb 11, 2016 12:00 AM CST
No, not this one David...you had said you didn't/couldn't grow large tropical trees in your area.The seeds I sent you are Annona squamosa, the sugar apple. The tree/shrub does not grow as tall or wide as sour sop, so could possibly lend itself to bonsai treatment.
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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Feb 11, 2016 10:48 AM CST
Just an FYI for those of us in North America...there was a guy selling Soursop trees at the USF Plant Festival a few years back. He claimed they were a host plant for the Zebra Swallowtail, which uses the Pawpaw (Asimina triloba in most of their range). I don't remember which exact species of Soursop he was selling, but they are in the same family (Annonaceae) as Pawpaws. So if anyone in the Eastern U.S. is growing Soursop, I would be interested to know if you ever get caterpillars on it. I know sometimes caterpillars will accept different foods in captivity, but I had a hard time believing they would choose this in the wild when given the option of their native host plant.

David, I really think you're living in the wrong zone! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Feb 11, 2016 6:06 PM CST
mellielong said:

David, I really think you're living in the wrong zone! Rolling on the floor laughing


nodding Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.

Zones? ZONES!!?? I doan need no stinkink zones!

hehe

Perhaps I should have mentioned all the wonderful seeds that Rainbow sent me (in a nice trade). Rolling on the floor laughing

Thai Starfruit
Local Starfruit
Sugar Apple
Calamansi
Adenium obesum
Adenium arbicum

NONE of which are hardy here, of course.

Don't forget Melanie - your are responsible for

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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Feb 11, 2016 8:26 PM CST
I know, I know! Rolling on the floor laughing

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