Annona growing tree of the family Annonaceae and also known as Sop, Annona evergreen perennial but in a cold weather become deciduous plant, can grow in tropics mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Flower small green-yellowish, separate times on the same tree female and male flower, the flowers are protogyny at first female and after become a male flower.
Fruit rind sometimes have skin dandruff sticking out and sometimes part of the skin sometimes it’s skin with bumps or little fleshy spines the inner part is white yellowish
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Requirements for Annona growing and care:
Two trees for increase the chance of pollination
What is the best way to start growing?
Is it necessary to graft?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Low amount of fruit caused by the difference blooming hours between flower for male and female
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Annona moth
How to prune:
Cut the outer branch, make the branches grow into each other in density, take by hand the leaves
Size of the plant?
2-10 m, 6-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Small green-yellowish flower, separate times on the same tree female and male flower, the flowers are protogyny at first female and after becomes a male flower, and the female stage is in the day time afternoon mostly the male stage in the early morning
Thinning the bloom:
First two years
Pollination is done by:
Bees, hand-pollinate performed by collecting the male pollen by cotton swabs and pollinating the female flowers. Gathering flowers in a male form, (make sure that the flowers from weak area or not next to female flower). Keep flowers in a dark place, high humidity, preferably in a cool and ventilated place. If the flower pollen has been took out, the male flower not useful.
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Annona fruits?
Eaten raw, juice, cakes, jam
Work requirements on the fruit:
Increase Irrigation, possible to put net under the tree to collect the fruits
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Recommend collecting the fruit little bit before ready
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