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Tropical Treasures Magazine - 7 (Fall-2008) - PDF file download 

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The the 7th issue of TROPICAL TREASURES. A unique magazine about pushing the limits of tropical gardening, growing tropical plants in non-tropical climate and indoors. This issue specials:
- Zone pushing
When winter is around the corner
Growing exotic Cordyline in colder climate
- Plant clinic. Water, water, water... So simple and yet complex.
How to water plants? How to determine water needs? What happens to the plant if watered improperly?.
- Growers of beauty. Soursop fruiting in apartment: amazing experience of growing Annona muricata (Soursop) from seed and harvesting fruit after years of nourishing and patient waiting. Hand-pollination of Annona flowers.
- Plant science. The documentation of plans.
- Legendary plants. Killer Plants, Part 2. Poisonous plants of Tropics: beautiful and dangerous.
- Growing outdoors. The Mystique of Bamboo.
- Exotic Kaleidoscope. Tropical fruit recipes.
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Tropical Treasures Magazine - 7 (Fall-2008) - hard copy

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The the 7th issue of TROPICAL TREASURES. A unique magazine about pushing the limits of tropical gardening, growing tropical plants in non-tropical climate and indoors. This issue specials:
- Zone pushing
When winter is around the corner
Growing exotic Cordyline in colder climate
- Plant clinic. Water, water, water... So simple and yet complex.
How to water plants? How to determine water needs? What happens to the plant if watered improperly?.
- Growers of beauty. Soursop fruiting in apartment: amazing experience of growing Annona muricata (Soursop) from seed and harvesting fruit after years of nourishing and patient waiting. Hand-pollination of Annona flowers.
- Plant science. The documentation of plans.
- Legendary plants. Killer Plants, Part 2. Poisonous plants of Tropics: beautiful and dangerous.
- Growing outdoors. The Mystique of Bamboo.
- Exotic Kaleidoscope. Tropical fruit recipes.
See more info about this issue and about Tropical Treasures Magazine.
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Annona muricata - grafted variety Homestead

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Soursop, Guanabana, Graviola - best tasting annona fruit. Evergreen in warm areas. Homestead- grafted
What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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variety, high production. Growers say "it produces more fruit than leaves on a tree".
The plant is ready for fruiting. See picture of the fruiting tree within a year after planting.
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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Annona muricata - seeds

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Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Soursop, Guanabana, Graviola - best testing annona fruit. Evergreen in warm climate. Cold sensitive, will not tolerate freeze.
Plant seeds at 1" depth using a well draining soil mix. Keep moist, warm and with high humidity in bright light. Slow-germinating.
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Annona muricata - Soursop, Guanabana, seedling - 3 gal pot

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Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Soursop, Guanabana, Graviola - best tasting annona fruit. Evergreen in warm climate. Cold sensitive, will not tolerate freeze.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
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Annona muricata - Soursop, Guanabana, seedling - Large size

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Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Soursop, Guanabana, Graviola - best testing annona fruit. Evergreen in warm climate. Cold sensitive, will not tolerate freeze.
7 gal pot. This plant is grown in 7 gal pot, more mature than our standard size plants in 3 gal, has a more developed root system, and most of the time thicker trunk and more branches. However actual plant size may vary depending on the growing season and on variety. Dwarf varieties are slow growers and may be shorter trees than upright varieties. See a picture showing the relative size of plants grown in 3 gal and 7 gal.
You may contact us if tree height matters to you and we will provide you with more exact plant size we have in stock at the time. 7 gal plants may be shipped separately from other items by Ground service due to its large size. See here time in transit (business days, excluding Sat-Sun!)
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Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
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SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
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Grown in 14"/7 gal pot

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Annona sp. - Golden Sugar Apple, Pineapple Annona

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

This rare Annona is a species originally brought to us from Costa Rica. We believe it to be a natural hybrid between A. muricata and A. glabra.
It is a very ornamental, evergreen, small to medium size tree with waxy, large 4-6" leaves, similar to A. muricata, A. montana or Rollinia. Fast growing, forms nice bushy specimen. It has a large, up to 1 lb fruit, green when unripe, turning dark yellow to orange on ripening. The pulp is golden to orange when ripe, with strong Pineapple scent, and resembling Jackfruit in texture. Flavor is like the custard apple but with pineapple, papaya, apricot and melon overtones. Seems to tolerate flooding. It is also cold hardy at least to upper 20's for a few hours. 3 year old trees survived several nights with frost with hardly any leaf damage. The plant would be very interesting for rare fruit collectors as it offers a large, exotic fruit of unusual color and taste, and appears to be much more hardy and water tolerant than similar looking but sensitive A. muricata, A. montana and Rollinia.
Propagation is by seed, which are grayish to light brown. If stored for several months, seeds may take up to six months to sprout. Trees produce after three to four years from seed.
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Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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