Soursop Fruit Tree
Healthy Soursop tree, Annona muricata (Spanish name: guanábanaa) is a species of the genus Annona of the custard apple tree family, The fruit of the Soursop tree is tart and has a custard-like pulp. Excellent for drinks or milkshakes. The tree is relatively fast-growing but can be controlled with selective pruning. It takes about 1-2 years to fruit and bloom in the late Summer to Fall. Annona muricata is a mid-sized evergreen tree about 25 feet (7.6 m) tall, with smooth grey-brown bark. The glossy, dark green leaves are lanceolate, reaching 6 inches (15 cm) long. Soursop trees bloom in late summer to early fall. The soursop is adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters; temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F) will cause damage to leaves and small branches, and temperatures below 3 °C (37 °F) can be fatal. The fruit becomes dry and is no longer good for concentrating. Grow in full sun to partial shade with a rich, moist soil mix. The flavor of the fruit is delicious and has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavor notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavor reminiscent of coconut or banana. The interior flesh is white, with soft, cottony strands that contain many seeds. Seeds are not edible! The fruit flesh is used in making sherbets and for drinks. Fruit is usually long, prickly, and green, and can have a mass of up to 6.8 kg (15 lb). The leaves, seeds, bark, root, and fruit have been used medicinally. Soursop is widely promoted (sometimes as "graviola") as an alternative cancer treatment. Beautiful 18" healthy plants shipped, with 2 free fertilizer spikes and easy growing instructions.