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Cherimoya - Reretai - Grafted

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Reretai Cherimoya - Grafted (Annona cherimola) 

A beautiful new variety of Cherimoya in NZ. Heart shaped green fruit with smooth scales, extremely sweet and floral aroma reminiscent of vanilla, strawberries and banana. Smooth and creamy, slightly grainy like a soft pear.

Early fruiting and ripening.

This variety is only available in a small number and not available in any large nurseries or plant shops.

 

Plant Care  

Light

Partial to full direct sun light

Water

Plenty of water around summer, less during winter. Never let the soil dry out or the roots to soak in water

Soil

Well-draining, Mulch well to keep moist all year around

Fertilizer

Every 4 weeks from spring to autumn. Mulch and use any decomposed animal manure as well as fertiliser with high in Potassium. Foliar feeds are also beneficial 

Wind

Keep away from strong wind. Young or small plants will require a wind break. Stake the plant to give support against wind

Frost

Frost tender when young, provide shade or cloth cover during winter

Fruiting

1-2 years for grafted and cutting grown. 3+ years from seedlings