Annona Squamosa, Sita Phal (Grafted) - Plant

Annona squamosa is a small, well-branched tree or shrub from the family Annonaceae that bears edible fruits called sugar-apples. The ripe fruits are filled with edible juicy pulp surrounding the seeds.
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About Annona Squamosa

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. A small tropical tree, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, growing up to 30 feet tall.

The leaves are thin, oblong while the flowers are greenish yellow. Flowers are oblong, never fully open, with 1 in long, drooping stalks, and 3 fleshy outer petals, yellow-green on the outside and pale-yellow inside with a purple or dark-red spot at the base.

The avoid or conical fruit, with a purple knobby skin, is very sweet and is eaten fresh or can be used for shakes. The fruit is juicy and creamy white; it may contain up to 40 black seeds. These seeds are poisonous.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height19 inch (48 cm)
Plant Spread 9 inch (23 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sugar Apple, Custard apple, Sita Phal, Sharifa
Maximum Reachable Height 20 to 30 feet
Flower Colour Yellow-green on the outside and pale-yellow inside
Bloom Time Summer, Spring
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Growing sugar apple tree requires weed management.
  • the sugar apple is susceptible to wind damage. Therefore, it should be planted in a location that is sheltered from the wind.

    Annona Squamosa care

    propagation is vegetative propagation using grafts. This method is the most recommended because it ensures plants with the same genetic identity, with a better production, healthy tree and quality fruits. Plant spacing is 5 X 5 m. The plantation is done in the rainy season.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Medium
    Soil Rich, evenly moist but well-drained soil
    Temperature 25 to 41 degrees C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
    Harvest Season Summer, Spring

    Annona Squamosa special feature

    The flesh is fragrant and sweet, creamy white through light yellow, and resembles and tastes like custard.

    Annona Squamosa uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • The bark and leaves contain annonaine, an alkaloid
    • In tropical America, a decoction of the leaves is used as a cold remedy and to clarify urine
    • A bark decoction is used to stop diarrhoea, while the root is used in the treatment of dysentery
    • Sugar-apple is high in energy, an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, a good source of thiamine and vitamin B6, and provides vitamin B2, B3 B5, B9, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium in fair quantities
    • Note: USe only after consulting the specialist

    Culinary Use:

    • 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

    What is another name for a Annona Squamosa?

    Annona Squamosa is commonly known as Sugar Apple, Custard apple, Sita Phal, Sharifa

    How tall do Annona Squamosa grow?

    On average Annona Squamosa grows 20 to 30 feet

    What color are Annona Squamosa?

    A Annona Squamosa plant bears flowers of color Yellow-green on the outside and pale-yellow inside

    When Annona Squamosa blooms?

    With enough light, Annona Squamosa may produce Yellow-green on the outside and pale-yellow inside flowers in Summer, Spring

    How hard is Annona Squamosa to grow?

    A Annona Squamosa is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Annona Squamosa need?

    A Annona Squamosa prefers Full sun to part shade

    How much water does a Annona Squamosa need?

    A Annona Squamosa prefers watering Medium

    What kind of soil does a Annona Squamosa need?

    A Annona Squamosa prefers Rich, evenly moist but well-drained soil

    What temperature does a Annona Squamosa like?

    A Annona Squamosa prefers 25 to 41 degrees C

    How often should I fertilize my Annona Squamosa?

    To encourage Annona Squamosa growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



    Reviews

    Wednesday, 12 February 2020

    what are the dimensions of the pot?

    Madhu Grover

    Monday, 18 November 2019

    plant was delivered in excellent condition there was no damage .

    Narendra Kumar Sharma

    Monday, 18 November 2019

    Received in good condition. Liked them very much!

    Anil Dalwani
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