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About Annona cherimola

Annona cherimola, originally called Chirimuya by the Inca people who lived where it was growing in the Andes of South America, is an edible fruit-bearing species of the genus Annona from the family Annonaceae.

It is now widely cultivated mostly for its sweet fruits that share the name Custard-apple with others in its family.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Cherimoya. Annona cherimola,hanuman phal,hanuman fal
Maximum Reachable Height 20.00 to 35.00 feet
Flower Colour Yellowish-green
Bloom Time June
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Allow about an inch of space between the mulch and the base stem of the plant.Feed plants on a regular basis before and throughout the blooming cycle (avoid chemical fertilizers and pesticides if you’re harvesting for the kitchen).

Annona cherimola care

Hand pollinate for fruit set: male and female flowers form on the same tree, but not at the same time, and male pollen is highly perishable unless refrigerated.Position in a full sun / partial sun location and remember to water moderately.

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium
Soil well-drained soil
Temperature 41 to 65F
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Annona cherimola special feature

Ornamental. Fruit production.

Annona cherimola uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

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).

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