Annona Reticulata, Ram phal ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant
Annona reticulata is a small deciduous or semi-evergreen tree in the plant family Annonaceae. It is best known for its fruit, called custard apple, a common name it shares with fruits of several other species in the same genus: A. cherimola and A. squamosa or sometimes it is called wild-sweetsop, bull s heart, bullock s-heart, or ox-heart.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Annona Reticulata, Ram phal ( Grown through seeds ),Custard Apple||Yellowish-green||June||upto 10 meters||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Can grow in tropics mediterranean or subtropical climate.Flower small green-yellowish, separate times on the same tree female and male flower.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||Above 5 C||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.
- 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.
- Cold climate gardeners can safeguard the tree by covering it or wrapping the trunk with sponge foam and erecting a temporary shelter to protect the branches.
Culinary use: Fruits