Custard Apple (Annona reticulata)
- ⇒ Fruits are seasonal.
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- ⇒ Pre-order required.
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- Annona reticulata is a small deciduous or semi-evergreen tree in the plant family Annonaceae and part of the Annonas group.
- It is best known for its fruit, called custard apple, a common name shared with fruits of several other species in the same genus: A. cherimola and A. squamosa.
- Custard Apple is one of the most popular trees that are widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
- It is a small, semi-deciduous tree or shrub with broad, spreading branches.
- It can grow up to 8 m tall.
- The leaves are thin, simple, with fine hairs underneath, and arranged alternately.
- Each leaf is rounded at the base and pointed toward the tip.
- The aggregate fruit is edible, light green in color, round-shaped, and has a delicious white tinged yellow pulp.
- It is sweet and creamy, and consumed as a dessert or used as an ingredient in making ice cream, jellies, etc.
- Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.
- Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline).
- It is not necessary to apply fertilizer, topsoil, or compost.
- Fun sun to part shade.
- Medium water requirement.