Friday, March 5, 2010

Sugar Apple 1st fruit (Man Cau)

I'm so excited because my first sugar apple fruit tastes so sweet and chewy!!! I planted this tree from seed three years ago. I call this tree the Canadian sugar apple because the seed was from the sugar apple we ate in Canada. It's just so exciting because the fruit is actually sweet, chewy and have a nice aroma. I love it!!! The best thing is I didn't pollinate the flowers for it to fruit. I think the flower was pollinated by the bee sometime in September. I picked the fruit in March 1st. So it took about 6 months for the fruit to ripe. Maybe it took this long because the tree was in the house since November. I'm surprise the skin is so thick but the meat close to the skin is sweet too.:) Now I will need to take extra care of this tree...hehehehe

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm amazed you can grow these fruits. I live in Dallas/Fort Worth and we have cold winters so we can't grow these tropical plants outdoors, but maybe in pots. Is there a special soil or fertilizer that you use? Any special secrets or instructions? I want to try! PS I've made 2 of your desserts already. Thanks for keeping the Viet traditions alive for our generation~ Thao

Monique Boblin said...

Wow. I have not even ever heard of this fruit - now I MUST try it!!

ch3rri said...

I really love these fruits. All the trees are in pots. I just use Miracle Grow potting soil. These plants are easy to grow. You can use Miracle Grow fertilizer or Kool Bloom liquid fertilizer. But at young age you should just use small amount of fertilizer only.

Little Corner of Mine said...

This is one of my favorite fruits. Can't buy it here, only in Malaysia. My mom used to have a plant in the back yard. It's great that you get to enjoy this fruit by planting it yourself. :)

MaryMoh said...

This is one of my favourite fruits. It tastes so refreshingly good.

Anonymous said...

You have a green thumb! It looks so delicious. Did you just put the seed in the pot of soil and let it sprout? Or did you let the roots grow in water before you plant it in the soil? Thanks.

ch3rri said...

I just placed the seed in a small cup of soil to let it sprout. Then I transfer the plant to a bigger pot once the plant is 1 ft high. It was doing fine at the windowsill. Then once it's larger then I transfer it in a larger pot again.

Manang said...

you do have a greenthumb!
I love star apple. How high do they grow? How can you keep it from getting too tall?
Care to send some seeds my way so I can try to grow them as well?

Manang said...

Thanks a lot, Kristy!

Anonymous said...

May I ask where you order this plant and the pawpaw plant?

Kristy said...

I planted the sugar apply tree from seed. You can also get the tree from Pine Island Nursery.

The pawpaw, I got from Trees of Joy, a private seller. The other pawpaw I got from starkbros.com. They also sell the sunflower variety now.