damethod
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Hand pollination of Atemoya Tree

I was just wondering if anyone had experience with hand pollination in general? Experience with the Atemoya tree would be an unexpected bonus.. :D

I've read that I should hand pollinate in order to set a good crop on my 'Lisa' Atemoya tree. I can't find good info to my specific cultivar, but most Atemoyas do better with hand pollination. So, any of you have any tips?

The Helpful Gardener
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Didn't even know the plant :oops:

Did you find this?

[url]https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/atemoya.html[/url]

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Scott Reil

damethod
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Yes, I found that and lots of other info. I even have one that recommends taking a camel hair brush and scraping the pollen into a container with talcom powder...then applying when flower is in female stage..?

Do you have any experience hand pollinating another type of plant?

oh, and we learn something new every day! :D

Here's another excellent fruit tree that isn't such a shy bearer: The Jaboticaba.

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I do my hollies just to be sure (with the lack of polinators lately if you don't it can be spotty), but certainly nothing this complex. A good artists paintbrush does seem to be the hammer in the tool box...

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Scott Reil

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