my annona squamosa sugar apple fruit tree (photos)

khourshedOctober 18, 2013


i bought this sugar apple tree 6 months ago and i moved it to a bigger container over all it is growing very well new leafs form almost daily.

2 months ago noticed signs of iron deficiency for which i gave frequent iron to the extent the water drains red when i water the tree .

Is this iron deficient plant or my diagnosis is wrong
when i do expect the leaf to be back to its normal look

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khourshed, the more usual symptom is a pale leaf blade with green leaf veins.
With a bit of imagination you can discern a green 'triangle' (outlined by the yellowing edge) on the older leaves. You have probably seen the same symptom on older palm fronds - especially Phoenix canariensis, the Canary Island date palm. The symptom is related to magnesium deficiency,
I think that you have over applied iron and this may have depressed magnesium uptake (if I remember correctly).
Hence the browning along the edge (iron toxicity) and the green triangle (magnesium deficiency).
The brown sections should be crisp to the touch. If not, you might have something else.
Another pleasant fruit is the soursop, Annona muricata. It flavors ice cream exquisitely.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 2:47PM
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thanks for your valuable information, time to look for Magnesium supplement for my tree

i will keep you updated

ps. never heard or see the soursop on Wikipedia the tree looks way richer than Sugar Apple does the fruit taste like Sugar apple ?

    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 5:10PM
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khourshed, the texture is creamy rather than grainy.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 8:12PM
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Khourshed, and also Here!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 10:09AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

BTW, those yellowing leaves are not needed to be there. I would trim all of them. they are not functioning anymore. Also, prune any new branching starting at the bottom. You already have three branches.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 4:10AM
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