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Hello


I sumbled upon the Graviola (sour sop?) more or less by accident on facebook.
Here is a link to a page (very short) about it.
http://www.nairaland.com/1058049/cancer-cells-graviola-fruit-leaf

And this is the facebook thing I am talking about.
Now, if this is such a fantastic plant, I want it in my garden!

Getting seeds should be possible, but I don't know if they grow in Belgium.
Anyone experience with it?
If you don't know Belgian climate but you do know the plant: we live at the end of the gulf stream, North Sea.
Our summers and winters are moderate, but peaks to 30-35°C are possible in summer. In winter, we normally stay abouf -10°C, but the thermometer sometimes happen to drop to -20°C (only every few years, but a tree-shrub should be able to survive this)


Tanks a lot!!
Tyrr
 
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I have planted graviola (guanabana) in Costa Rica and it is a great fruit especially for juice. I don't believe it will survive the winters where you are located, as temperatures below freezing will damage it.
 
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It does not like anything under 0C or 32F or zone 10.
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/soursop.htm
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/fruits_ornamentals_by_hardiness.htm
 
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also got a reply from the agroforestry resaerch trust --> not hardy
and they are still slightly warmer than I am
 
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I'm wondering if you can make a underground container for it say dig a hole n line it with bricks or cinder blocks to keep it warm
 
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Have you considered the Pawpaw? Not the tropical papaya but the relative to graviola that grows in the USA. As a native to the USA, Asimina triloba will grow in temperate climates with no problems. They need some shade while growing.

https://www.womenfitness.net/pawPaw_antiCancer.htm
 
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