Post a reply

Image
Sep 1, 2015 12:11 AM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Butterflies Permaculture
Annona Muricata...also known as soursop, graviola, guanĂ¡bana, 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!
Last edited by BabyK Sep 1, 2015 12:13 AM Icon for preview
Image
Sep 1, 2015 12:10 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
Beautiful bloom!!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Image
Sep 1, 2015 1:02 PM CST
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
Oh that is pretty!
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
Douglas Adams
Image
Sep 1, 2015 1:54 PM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Butterflies Permaculture
Thank You! Lin!

Thank You! Anne!
Image
Feb 3, 2016 9:12 PM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Butterflies Permaculture
This is the largest local sour sop fruit, Annona muricata, I have ever seen. Pictured with my Chi BabyK for proportion/scale.

Thumb of 2016-02-04/Rainbow/ec334a

Thumb of 2016-02-04/Rainbow/5a96af
Image
Feb 4, 2016 12:10 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
Wow, now that is a great comparison ... tiny doggie, very large fruit!!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Image
Feb 4, 2016 12:14 PM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Butterflies Permaculture
Thanks, Lin! Hilarious! Hilarious! BabyK is 4.5 lbs....the sour sop is 10.5 lbs.
Image
Feb 10, 2016 10:59 PM CST
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Am I growing this?
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Image
Feb 11, 2016 12:00 AM CST
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Butterflies Permaculture
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.
Thumb of 2016-02-11/Rainbow/2f2c3f

Thumb of 2016-02-11/Rainbow/1acf03
Last edited by Rainbow Feb 11, 2016 12:01 AM Icon for preview
Image
Feb 11, 2016 10:48 AM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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
Image
Feb 11, 2016 6:06 PM CST
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
Seed Starter Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
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

"Ignoring Zones altogether"
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Last edited by DavidLMO Feb 11, 2016 6:41 PM Icon for preview
Image
Feb 11, 2016 8:26 PM CST
Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
I know, I know! Rolling on the floor laughing
Image
Oct 1, 2017 8:37 PM CST
Name: Arealua
Palm Bay (Zone 9b)
mellielong said: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


I was just checking my three soursop trees this afternoon after all the rain today and spotted these -I believe- Zebra Swallowtail caterpillars. I took pics of them yesterday and they were much darker, turning pale today. I am attaching pictures. This is in East Central Florida, zone 9B

Photos by AREALUA

Thumb of 2017-10-02/Arealua/31e624


Thumb of 2017-10-02/Arealua/371119


Thumb of 2017-10-02/Arealua/070411
Last edited by Arealua Oct 1, 2017 8:58 PM Icon for preview
Image
Oct 1, 2017 8:51 PM CST
Name: Arealua
Palm Bay (Zone 9b)
Photos by AREALUA
Thumb of 2017-10-02/Arealua/9411ee
Also, taking advantage of this post, I would like to ask if anyone in Central FL has been able to get their soursop trees to bear fruits. My four year old trees produce multiple flowers but no fruit, not even after hand pollination. Any input will be appreciated.
Thumb of 2017-10-02/Arealua/2bc2a0


Thumb of 2017-10-02/Arealua/e74949


Thumb of 2017-10-02/Arealua/88821b


Thumb of 2017-10-02/Arealua/5660cc


Thumb of 2017-10-02/Arealua/72dcbd


Thumb of 2017-10-02/Arealua/fb6393
Last edited by Arealua Oct 1, 2017 8:56 PM Icon for preview
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
  • Started by: Rainbow
  • Replies: 13, views: 2,215
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Punchy pink"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.