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 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 becomes a male flower, and the female stage is in the day time afternoon mostly the male stage in the early morning

Sugar apple fruits

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 Sugar apple growing and care:

Two trees for increase the chance of pollination

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant

Is it necessary to graft or in Sugar apple?
Yes

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Low amount of fruit caused by the difference blooming hours between flower for male and female

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids

Pruning season:
Winter

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?
2-6 m, (6-20 feet) recommend keep it small

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 as houseplant?
No

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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.

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Sugar apple 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 to collect the fruit little bit before ready

Scientific name:

Annona squamosa

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