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,
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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Requirements for Guanabana growing and care:
More than 5C, Moist, rich soil, slightly acid soi
What is the best way to start growing?
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
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Annona moth
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
3-9 m, 10-27 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
Thinning the bloom:
First two years
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
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?
Ripening of fruit
Recommend collecting the fruit little bit before ready
Leaves harvesting season:
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