The Heuristic Fig Collector
Very interesting! I'm in Seattle too. I got my cherimoya seedlings to start, but I'm wondering when they can go outside and when I'd have to take them back in. Right now they are in a sunny window with just four leaves apiece (so they are still baby cherimoyas).
You can move them outside now keep them in the shade away and covered from rain for a few weeks. They dont like wet feet. Then you slowly move them to full sun. I bring mine inside in october.
I wanted to update you! My cherimoya is now about 12 inches tall and thriving. Thank you so much for your advice.
i have one in a container i didnt have room to bring inand it hit 20F in January (new Orleans record cold)it actually came back from the roots.i was amazed at hot many plants did.even a moringa came back... (i attribute that to the fact that its roots were intertwined with a autumn olive which is cold hardy)about 7 guava came back from roots, as did grumichama, jaboticaba, white sapotejackfruit died, as did the baobob and black sapote.cherry of the Rio grand didnt even loose a leaf.mulberry and figs were all fine too.