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Annona Squamosa, Sita Phal (Grafted) - Plant

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The ripe fruits are filled with edible juicy pulp surrounding the seeds.
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Description for Annona Squamosa, Sita Phal (Grafted)

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 nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
sugar apple,sitaphal,sharifa,sitappalam ,Custard AppleYellowish-greenJune, Flowering occurs in spring-early summer 19.81 to 35.00 feetEasy 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.

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Full sun to part shadeWell-drained soilMedium25-30 degrees FApply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Annona Squamosa

  • 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.

Typical uses of Annona Squamosa

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.

References

  • http://www.prokerala.com/health/medicinal-herbs/annonasquamosa-sugarapple.php
  • https://myfolia.com/plants/5575-sugar-apple-annona-squamosa http://balconygardenweb.com/
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/

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What garden lovers say ... ?

3 / 5 Punam Nikam 22 September 2017
Just one stem no branches n the plant looks week
5 / 5 Nishi Saxena 31 August 2017
IS this, an indoor plant ????
5 / 5 Rupesh Vachhani 30 August 2017
Gift for my father and he loved it
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