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ROLLINIA - BRAZILIAN CUSTARD APPLE

Rollinia - TorinBotanical Name: Rollinia deliciosa
Description

A relative of the cherimoya this plant has its origins in tropical America. The fruit about 100mm in diameter has a creamy juicy and delicious flesh, according to some tasting like lemon meringue pie. Fruits within 4 years from seed. Seed selected from extremely sweet and flavoursome fruit with firm white flesh and few seeds.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Tangy (#Tangy)

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May, June, July, August, September

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There was a healthy tree in the Sydney Botanic Gardens that bore lots of fruit - very warm and protected spot, though | Peter Richardson - Sydney, NSW 03-Mar-2017
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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Grafted) 8/10

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 1289 days 12hrs

Comments: -

I just loved the description of a fruit that tasted like lemon delicious pudding, took a punt, bought one, it has only ever given me one fruit, i tasted it and was sold! There are masses of flowers on it now but no fruit set even though i'm keeping the water up (you'd think in Brisbane we'd have high enough humidity) so i'm having a go at hand pollination. The suspense is killing me. I hope it works.


update, fruit rather bland and disappointing, looking into grafting different varieties on to the tree

found it necessary to regularly spray with fungicide to keep the fruit

Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 Fruit Per Year

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Hand Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Fruit tree fertiliser

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Jenny says... [1996 days 13hrs ago]
update - have had wonderful success with hand pollination

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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple 7/10

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 1997 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Fruit is really nice - lemony custard apple taste, but it is a bit sloppier than the other custrad apples, which can put some folks off.

Tree is quick growing and flowers profusely year-round, but will only set fruit when given buckets of water and some liquid potash does not go astray. the flowers smell amazing, yet fail to attract many pollinators (like many annona).

First fruit formed 2 years after purchase, so I assume 3 years from seed.

Fruiting Months March

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 40% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control: No pests observed. Have heard they can be attacked by nematodes, so I willl be putting marigold around it.


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple 10/10

Rwan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 402 days 7hrs

Comments: -

I just love this plant! This will be the second attempt with this tree. Very hard to maintain outside the tropical zones. I came to the conclusion that I lost the last Rollinia due to root-rot; so well- drained spoil is essential! I'm quickly adjusting it to the sun while it lasts.

Don't expect the Rollinia to be super healthy when it arrives. I think the transit really knocks it around with climate and light issues. So plant it straight away in a big pot and slowly adjust it to the sun. You will notice the original growth doesn't do much at all. In fact, some of the leaves will die and fall off. But don't worry, it will produce brand new growth eventually and take off again. Mine has already started and I'm looking forward to nice, new, beautiful healthy growth! It will probably droop in the sunlight, but don't worry; the new growth will keep coming and adjust to the sun as it grows. I think the Rollinia is prone to over-watering, so a well-monitored watering cycle is definitely needed. I let the soil stay as moist for as long as I can before watering again.

DO NOT over fertilise this tree! Too much seasol, powerfeed or anything like that will quickly burn the roots. The stems will start blackening and spread through the tree.

Make sure the soil stays moist of course, and keep the nutrients up. Patience and regular care is the only thing to keep this plant thriving. Keep an eye out for pests too. Basically, if the Rollinia is healthy, it will just keep growing at a nice steady pace, if it suddenly starts to look bad and the leaves start turning yellow and dying, then you need to quickly work out the problem and act fast!

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Luke :) says... [135 days 23hrs ago]
Thanks for the detailed info, appreciated. Did your second attempt at the Rollinia work out? What part of Aus are you growing this plant?

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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Grafted)

Fred1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2681 days 8hrs

Comments: - All our trees are irrigated three times a week, unless raining, when we turn the irrigation off for those wet periods.

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years after I planted Cutting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: No


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Fred1 says... [2493 days 6hrs ago]
August 2010 - now about 2.5 metres high, and now starting to flower again for the third time

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Robwhite1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2434 days 4hrs

Comments: -

picture shows a small fruit set but the time of the year when it sets is going into winter so the small fruit doesnt survive the cold and goes black and hard


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Grafted) 7/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2631 days 14hrs

Comments: - Quick growing, goes completly deciduous in winter but recovers whenspring arrives.  I have two with one of growing in a large pot.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Horse manure, worm castings and dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple 7/10

Michael's Edible Fruits
Update: 2726 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Growing nicely in a pot. I'm not expecting to get any fruit from this tree but I like the idea of miracles.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Damian's Edible Fruits
Update: 2872 days 9hrs

Comments: -

winter


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Seedling)

Scottyg's Edible Fruits
Update: 2670 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Plant was a couple of meters tall until our horse took a liking to it. Needs a lot of water to get good growth.

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

 

Organic Status:Organic


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Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2402 days 3hrs

Comments: -

Planted Aug 09 and doing surprisingly well.

Nov 2010: in a 35L tree sack (had an impressive tap root!) and in the shade house. Doing much better.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Bigkitty's Edible Fruits
Update: 2870 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Doing very well, has flowers on it now - August


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Grafted) 8/10

Rosieo's Edible Fruits
Update: 2872 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Growing well even though not much rain in the last few months. 

Planted: 2009

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Question:

How often should I water given ground is very dry at present - but has clay base? 


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Grafted) 5/10

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2863 days 4hrs

Comments: -

I've only had this tree for just over a year, and I have it in amongst some other shrubs and trees.  I'm thinking it may be too shady here for it, and when everything starts to get bigger, will be very hard to harvest the fruit.  May have to find another spot for it.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: none so far.

Pest Control:

None so far.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple 10/10

CairnsGal1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2169 days 1hrs

Comments: -

I love the tase of Rollinia and it's hard to find at Rusty's Market. Often sold out.

I would like a dwarf version but have not seen any lately.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple 7/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2093 days 12hrs

Comments: -

The plant is deciduous but it is so warm here it managed to keep all its leaves over winter. New growth - currently planted in a massive pot in full afternoon sun.

Planted: 2011

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Question:

 


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Seedling) 10/10

Sean1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2011 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Just interested in trying this out. Growing in a bonsai bag

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: seasol, dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

fruit fly traps

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Seedling) 8/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 668 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Hoping it does ok in Sydney, its in a wind free microclimate I have created for my tropicals. Put on a lot of growth over summer, lets see how it goes this winter. Scale is a bit of a problem.

Just started to flower at the beginning of winter 2015.

Dropped all its leaves at the end of winter and looks to be putting out lots of new growth. I have planted it in the ground now in a prime wind free sunny position.

Planted: 2014

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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JohnMc1 says... [769 days 10hrs ago]
Should fruit OK in Sydney. May have to hand pollinate.

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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple (Seedling) 8/10

Djbarnes's Edible Fruits
Update: 774 days 10hrs

Comments: - I have tried the fruit from the shop and love the taste, Someday i hope to taste my own.

Planted: 2015

Height 0.7 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple 7/10

LissyK1's Edible Fruits
Update: 560 days 11hrs

Comments: -

Seems to be growing well so far. It has passed the brutal Mareeba sun test and didn't mind the transfer into the ground.

It is now struggling with the unrelenting heat. Not sure if it will survive. Probably needs the moistureof more tropical areas.


Planted: 2015

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple 7/10

Francis1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2873 days 19hrs

Comments: -

Doing well.


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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple 5/10

MotherHuldah1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2878 days 11hrs

Comments: -

very slow growing,not sure if i'll keep it.

Height 0.75 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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David3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2548 days 2hrs

Comments: -

have three growing at the moment killed 4 so far this is the one tree that may beat me

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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