Custard Apple (Annona reticulata)

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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 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.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • 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).

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • It is not necessary to apply fertilizer, topsoil, or compost.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Fun sun to part shade.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Medium water requirement.

REPOTTING SERVICES

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