How to grow Guanabana

Guanabana growing a tree of the genus Annona also known as Soursop or Graviola, Guanabana evergreen perennial but in a cold weather become deciduous plant, can grow in tropic climate and can also grow in mediterranean or subtropical climate but have to be more than 5C and growing in hardiness zone 11+

Leaves edible the shape oval and green light to dark

Flowers are small green light to dark,

Guanabana fruits

Fruit can be 2-4 kg, oval shape a dark to light green-yellowish skin with bumps or little fleshy spines, the inner fruit is white with dark seeds

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How to grow Guanabana growing and care:

More than 5C, Moist, rich soil, slightly acid soi

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant, seeds

Is it necessary to graft or in Guanabana?
No, but possible

Difficulties or problems when growing:
low amount of fruit cause by the different flower for male and female

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Annona moth

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak branches

Size of the plant?
3-9 m, 10-27 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small green-yellowish flower

Thinning the bloom:
First two years

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
birds, aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Guanabana 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?
2-4 years

Ripening of fruit
Recommend collecting the fruit little bit before ready

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Fully grown not mature leaves

Information about leaves:
oval leaves, green

Uses of Guanabana leaves:
Beverage, used for medical uses

Scientific name:

Annona muricata

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone