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Annona Squamosa, Sita Phal ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant

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The flesh is fragrant and sweet, creamy white through light yellow, and resembles and tastes like custard.
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Description for Annona Squamosa, Sita Phal ( Grown through seeds )

Well-branched tree or shrub from the family Annonaceae that bears edible fruits called sugar-apples. It tolerates a tropical lowland

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Sugar Apple, Custard apple, Sita Phal, Sharifa Yellow-green Summer, Spring 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 m) Easy to grow

Planting and care

Seed propagation is the traditional method, through which the sugar apple tree is grown. It is the most used propagation method. Plant spacing is 5 X 5 m. The plantation is done in the rainy season.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun to Partial Shade Well-drained soil Medium 25 to 41 degrees C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Annona Squamosa

  • There 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.
  • 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.

Harvesting

Summer, Spring

Typical uses of Annona Squamosa

Special features: Sugar apples (Annona squamosa) are the fruit of one of the most commonly grown Annona trees.

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.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for 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.

References

  • http://balconygardenweb.com/how-to-grow-sugar-apple-growing-sugar-apple-care/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=%09Annona+Squamosa&stpos=0&stype=AND

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