Apple, Seb - Plant
Common name: Japanese painted fern
Bloom time: Non-flowering
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Use a water timer or drip irrigation system to supply custard apple trees with a sufficient amount of water. Overwatering the tree can lead to root rot, while under watering it can cause the leaves to fall and the fruit to burn in direct sunlight. Custard apple trees are sensitive to frost.
Sunlight: Part shade to full shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 64 and 77
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Use a balanced fertilizer every three months until the tree begins to bear fruit, and apply nitrogen annually once the tree is mature.
- Typically dormant during the winter, custard apple trees do not require regular watering.
They do, however, need watering twice a month starting in early spring, when they are actively growing.
- Use a water timer or drip irrigation system to supply custard apple trees with a sufficient amount of water.
‘Apple Court’ is a pinnately crested form that basically has the same gray/green/silver fronds as var. pictum, but differs by having distinctively crested pinnae on the fronds.
- apple leaves (Annona reticulata) medicinal herbs are well used in Jamaica for a number of ailments.
- apple pulp is used in flavouring mousses, fruit souffles and compotes
- Woodland gardens, shade gardens or shaded border fronts.
No serious insect or disease problems.
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