Sugar apple growing tree of the genus Annona, and also known as Sweetsop. Sugar apple evergreen perennial but in a cold weather become deciduous. Can grow in tropics mediterranean or subtropical climate.
Flower small green-yellowish, 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
Fruit outer skin of the fruit is dandruff skin the dandruff sticking out the color of the skin green-yellow and the inner color is white-yellow
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Requirements for growing Sugar apple:
Two trees for increase the chance of pollination
What is the best way to start growing Sugar apple:
Is it necessary to graft or in Sugar apple?
Difficulties/Problems with growing Sugar apple:
Low amount of fruit caused by the difference blooming hours between flower for male and female
When is the best time to plant a Sugar apple tree:
Pests and diseases in Sugar apple:
When is the best time to prune a Sugar apple tree?
How to prune a Sugar apple:
Cut the outer branch, make the branches grow into each other in density, take by hand the leaves
What is the size of a Sugar apple tree?
2-6 recommend keep it small
Growth speed in Sugar apple:
Sugar apple Irrigation Water Management:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Sugar apple:
Full Sun / Half Shade
It is possible to grow Sugar apple indoor?
Growing Sugar apple is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Sugar apple bloom?
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 / Deadheading of Sugar apple Blossom:
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.
When does Sugar apple yield:
Summer / Autumn
Pests or diseases in Sugar apple fruit:
What can be done with big quantities of Sugar apple fruit?
Eaten raw, juice, cakes, jam
Work requirements on the Sugar apple fruit:
Increase Irrigation, possible to put net under the tree to collect the fruits
How long does it take for a Sugar apple to bear fruit?
Ripening of Sugar apple fruit
Recommend to collect the fruit little bit before ready