About Annona atemoya
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. It grows up to 25 to 30 ft. Young branchlets are rusty-hairy. The leaves, normally evergreen.
The flowers, borne singly, may emerge anywhere on the trunk, branches or twigs. The fruit is more or less oval or heart-shaped, sometimes irregular, lopsided or curved. he skin is dark-green in the immature fruit, becoming slightly yellowish-green before the mature fruit is soft to the touch.
|Plant Height||24 inch (61 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||6 inch (15 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Soursop, Graviola, Lakshmana phal|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||15 to 30 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Outer petals yellow-green, the inner petals pale-yellow.|
|Bloom Time ||Throughout the year|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and careThere must be adequate moisture in the soil to encourage vegetative growth and blooms that occur on the new branches. The tree should be watered in every 2 – 4 weeks during the period of low growth and every 3 to 5 days while it is flowering and setting fruits. Lakshmana phal is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year.
Fertilize every quarter of the year with a 10-10-10 NPK at a one-half 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.
Annona atemoya care
It is adapted to warm, humid tropical climate, and can tolerate both drought conditions and partial shade.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Soil ||Sandy, well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||25 to 30 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer |
|Harvest Season || May to June|
Annona atemoya special feature
Soursop can be eaten fresh or used in ice cream, mousse, jellies, soufflés, sorbet, cakes and candy. Filipinos use the young fruit as a vegetable while in the Caribbean, the pulp is strained and the milk mixed with sugar to drink or mix with wine or brandy.
Annona atemoya uses
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- Used in ethnomedicinal activities
- It shows anticancer, anticonvulsant, anti-arthritic, antiparasitic, antimalarial, hepatoprotective and antidiabetic properties
- The ripe fruits are edible
- The sweetish fruit varies considerably in quality; some are eaten raw but most often they are used in preserves, drinks, ice cream, puddings etc
Frequently Asked Questions
How to plant sitaphal seeds?
To plant Sitaphal seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a week. Note - For further details check the product description.
How to plant sitafal?
To plant Sitafal tree consider the following points
1. To grow Sitafal plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season(June-July).
Saturday, 14 March 2020
Very much happy with the product and service.
Thursday, 05 March 2020
Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?
Sunday, 09 February 2020
I want 2 purchase more of this so please provide this product on last offered dicounted price.
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