Annona Squamosa, Sita Phal (Grafted) - Plant
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11. This tree should only be planted outdoors in frost-free areas protected from cold winds. It is best grown in rich, evenly moist but well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Tolerates average soils.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|sugar apple,sitaphal,sharifa,sitappalam||Yellowish-green||June, Flowering occurs in spring-early summer||19.81 to 35.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
The sugar apple (Annona squamosa) belongs to the Annonaceae family. Its exact place of origin is unknown. Although previously it was believed that it is a native of the India, but recently found historical and philological data makes this ambiguous and it is believed that it is of either Indian or Central American origin.
|Full sun to part shade||Well-drained soil||Medium||25-30 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Being a evergreen plant, it will be evergreen in mild areas but otherwise deciduous.Sugar apple normally grows to a tree habit with a max height of 19.81 feet (that s 6.10 metres metric).Sugar apple is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year.
Special features: Ornamental. Fruit production.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Annona squamosa or or Sugar Apple or Sitaphal is a multipurpose semi-deciduous small tree, which is rich in medicinally and industrially important bio-active components present all its parts. The fruit is known as the "Aristocrat of Fruits" for its nutritional value. This native Amazonian tree has many sister varieties now cultivated in India in many parts, mainly in Bengal. Ramphal or Annona reticulata is one among them which is commonly seen.