Biriba for sale – Easy plant to grow with edible fruits, mostly grown for the ornamental tree and for the leaves, planting season in spring in colder climate and all the year in tropic, better to buy plant, grafted tree or another option to start from seeds yet more challenging.
Biriba – information before buying:
Growing information: perennial plant, growing hardiness zone: 11+, water needed – average to big amount, light conditions – full sun, height: 4-10 m, 12-30 feet.
Blooming in the spring to summer in star shaped flowers that appear in green-yellowish color.
Fruit harvesting in the summer to autumn in oval shaped flowers that appear in yellow color.
Alternative names: Rollinia deliciosa, Wild Sweetsop, Wild sugar apple, Annona mucosa, Cherimoya, Atemoya
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The fruit is conical and weight 0.5 to 2kg (1 to 4.5 pounds). The pulp is white, translucent and juicy. The melting flest tastes as a reminiscent of lemon meringue pie.
Here are some growing tips
Uses – The tree is cultivated for his edible fruits. The fruit is generally eaten raw (fresh) but can be cooked in deserts and used to make jams, jellies, chutneys, pickles. Can be used as a beverage fermented to produce wine or mixed with milk for a milk shake. As a medicinal use the fruit has antiscorbutic and analeptic virtues. The wood of the tree is used for boat construction.
Soils – The tree grows the best in a rich deep soil with high content of organic ground.
Watering – The tree requires a high amount of water especially during the dry season.
Pollination – For a hand pollination, collect the pollen with a small #2 or #3 artist’s paintbrush during the flowers’ male phase and store it in the refrigerator for a day until new female blooms appear. With the same paintbrush, when the flowers are still in female phase brush pollen inside newly opened flowers.
Propagation – The tree can be planted from seeds directly after harvest. Fresh seeds from a tree that bear regularly are preferable with higher germination chances. Soak seeds in water for 1 or 2 days. Germination rate is 75% in a greenhouse and takes a month. When the plant is around 8cm (3 inches), it can be transferred into pots with half a meter (20 inches) between 2 plants. When the tree arrives to 1meter (3 feet) transfer it in a sunny well drained soil location.
Pruning – As the tree grows fast it should be often pruned to remove dead branches and to help for harvesting. It is recommended to remove long branches because the weight of the fruits could make it break.
Harvesting – The fruits are harvested when ripe or slightly before. They can mature outside off the tree. Fully ripe fruits develop black dots on their spines. Generally the fruit ripen in one week and should be eaten in this time.
Fertilization – The tree should be fertilized on a regular basis.