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Asked by
melsieade on
July 11, 2017
33157

Q. Soursop Leaves

I have a soursop tree and 2 weeks ago all of the leaves fell, no new growth on the horizon. It is as if the tree is now dead. But the branches are still green

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 13, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

A Soursop will drop it's leaves in temperature below 45 degrees F.

https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/soursop.html

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Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 1, 2017
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With soursops, even with good pollination, it is normal for many flowers to fall off and only a few to produce fruit, but the fruit production improves as the tree gets older. Hand pollination is possible but can be difficult. This article explains how to hand pollinate the related tree Atemoya in the Flowering Behavior section:

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg332

Soursop should be the same, but the schedule is: In the early evening, collect pollen from male flowers. Store it in the refrigerator overnight. Apply the pollen to the stigmas of the female flowers early the next morning.

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Asked by
rejiocenchrist on
October 7, 2017
zone 9A central florida

Q. Soursop tree

My soursop tree is producing quite a lot of buds and flowers but there are no development into fruits that hold; any suggestions?

Answered by
DLarum on
October 7, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Depending on it's age it just may not be old enough yet to produce fruit. This article should help
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/soursop/soursop-tree-care.htm

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Asked by
Marty Golubow on
November 23, 2017
29435

Q. The SOURSOP TREE IS MY FOCUS!!!!!!

HAVE RECEIVED a gift plant ( SOURSOP )
WISH TO LEARN ABOUT CARING FOR SUCH……..
I LIVE IN THE COUNTRY NEAR THE FREEZE LINE ABOUT 43 MILES FROM THE COAST OF SC……..CHARLESTON, SC……….
CAN YOU SUGGEST ANY WAYS OF KEEPING IT FROM FREEZING……….
HAVE DEVELOPED A NEAR GREEN THUMB…..
PLEASE HELP ME………….
THANKS!!!!!!!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 23, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

I fear it may be too cold for the tree to grow outside. Your best option might be to grow this in container. Here is an article That will give you more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/soursop/soursop-tree-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 28, 2018

Q. Soursop tree

Can I find some fertilizer from you guys so the tree can produce If flowers but it won’t stay on there long enough to blossom for the fruit to get bigger

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 3, 2018
Certified Expert
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This article will help you with care including fertilizer recommendations.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/soursop/soursop-tree-care.htm

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Asked by
Francois Nouel on
June 21, 2018
Curacao, Dutch West Indies. 11° NB

Q. NPK for soursop tree

Answer is satisfactory. But in order to enhance fruit production I will try a high P, e.g. 13-40-13. Grass around an under tree is presently getting high N.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 22, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

Applying fertilizer that your tree doesn't need can create nutrient imbalances. You can do a soil test to determine if your tree needs more or less and avoid guessing.
I would avoid using lawn fertilizer around the base of the tree.

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