Annona Muricata, Lakshmana phal ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant
Annona muricata is a species of the genus Annona of the custard apple tree family, Annonaceae, which has edible fruit. The fruit is usually called soursop due to its slightly acidic taste when ripe
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Annona Muricata, Lakshmana phal,Annona macrocarpa||-||May to June||15.00 to 20.00 feet.||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Growing And Harvesting Soursop Fruit. Soursop (Annona muricata) has its place amongst a unique plant family, Annonaceae, whose members include the cherimoya, custard apple and sugar apple, or pinha. Soursop trees bear strange-looking fruit and are native to tropical regions of the Americas
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||medium||25-30 C.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Fertilize every quarter of the year with a 10-10-10 NPK at Â½ pound per year for the first year, 1 pound the second, and 3 pounds for every year thereafter.
- Very little pruning is required once the initial shaping is attained.
- You should only need to prune out dead or diseased limbs, which should be done once harvest is over. Topping the trees at 6 feet will facilitate harvesting.
Special features: Soursop can be eaten fresh or used in ice cream, mousse, jellies, soufflÃ©s, sorbet, cakes and candy.The pulp is strained and the milk mixed with sugar to drink or mix with wine or brandy.
Culinary use: Fruits
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: The whole herb has healing power, including its root and the fruit. Soursop leaves are used to prepare tea which is effective to cure liver problems and diabetes.