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ANNONA SQUAMOSA - SUGAR APPLE.

Annona squamosa - Sugar apple Common name
Sugar apple, sweetsop, ati, ates, custard apple, kaneelappel, kaner'apra, fun li chi, pomme canelle, tapotapo, anon, anona blanca.
Family
Annonaceae (Annona family).

Overview
Sugar apple is a small tropical tree, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, growing up to 20' tall.
The leaves are thin, oblong while the flowers are greenish - yellow.
This avoid or conical fruit, with a purple knobby skin, is very sweet and is eaten fresh or can be used for shakes.
The fruit is juicy and creamy - white; it may contain up to 40 black seeds.
These seeds are poisonous.

Medicinal application
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 diarrhea, while the root is used in the treatment of dysentery.

Hardiness
USDA zone 9 - 11.
Propagation
Seeds.
Due to recalcitrant nature of the seeds, they have a short viable life, can not be dried well and can not withstand low temperatures.
Culture
full sun, different types of well drained soil.
Can withstand temperatures down to 27° F., but protect from frost.
It can also be grown successfully in containers (for the cooler zones).


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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Annona squamosa seeds 25 US$ 12.50
Annona squamosa seeds 100 US$ 47.50


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