The canistel is flowering now. The canistel flowers (above) seem very close in appearance to the flowers of the sapodilla (below)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I am going to try and hand pollinate this one right now. I've read there is a very short window in which to do it, and if it is not done withing those few hours, the flower falls off the next morning.
I'm gonna follow the very wonderful instructions here: http://www.sdahldtp.com/pollinate.htm
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Also, the color is not too bad.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The flower, in its female stage, opens between 2 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Between 3 and 5 o'clock on the following afternoon, the flower converts to its male stage.
Here, it is clearly in its female stage.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Now, i am not sure if it was all the care I gave it for years, or the lack of care which caused the flowering.
My theory is that it thought it was gonna die, so it flushed out a flower to reproduce.... or it could be an April Fool's joke it played on me