Custard Apple (Annona cherimola)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 18 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: May be briefly deciduous
Fruit: Other: 4 to 8 inches in length, weighing up to 4 lbs.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Fragrant
Flower Color: Green
Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Toxicity: Other: Seeds are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: May take anywhere from 2 to 6 months
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Other: Grafting


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Annona cherimola, Persea americana by Plantage Dec 20, 2016 3:59 AM 14

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