Cultivars with more sugar apple attributes perform better in tropical climates.
Atemoya trees in the home landscape are susceptible to trunk injury caused by lawn mowers and weed eaters. Maintain a grass-free area 2 to 5 or more feet (– m) away from the trunk of the tree.
Never hit the tree trunk with lawn mowing equipment and never use a weed eater near the tree trunk. Sep 05, From the third or fourth year from planting the goal should be to prune about 6 to 8 inches from the new growth. This pruning should be done in the spring prior to bloom.
Usually fruit are colonized by these fungi after emergence of the adult annona seed borer from the fruit.
If there is excessive growth during the summer, a light fall pruning may be necessary. However, heavy cropping will retard vegetative growth. Annual pruning of the cherimoya tree encourages new growth, as well as allowing more light and airflow throughout the canopy. 1 Wipe the cutting blades of all needed pruners with a cloth and. Periodic pruning of atemoya trees can easily maintain trees at or below 8 to 12 ft in height. To maintain optimum fruit production trees should be selectively pruned annually just before new growth commences in the spring (i.e., March, April).
Mar 05, Once the tree is four or five years of age, you can prune for shaping purposes or to allow increased light and airflow into the center of the canopy.
In some locations they may develop zinc deficiency.
At this point, only light pruning is required each year. Opt to do your pruning before new buds start to open in the spring. Late winter is ideal for most fruit pruning stumphaul.bar Name (s): Atemoya, pineapple sugar apple, mini soursop. Prune young saplings, limiting them to two or three scaffolding branches. Choose three sturdy branches growing at about a degree angle from the main trunk and 2 feet or so from the ground as.