Sugar Apple (Annona squamosa)

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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
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 8 to 20 feet or more
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: 3 to 5 inches wide with lumpy skin.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-yellow to Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Other: Seeds are acrid and poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: May take 30 days or more but germination can be hastened by soaking for a few days or scarifying before sowing.
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Seedlings can be budded or grafted when they are a year old.
Pollinators: Beetles
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Discussion Threads about this plant
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Interesting by gardengus Sep 6, 2012 12:16 PM 2
2 kinds of insect pests, along with possible other underlying problems, help! by CLay04 Feb 19, 2018 1:57 PM 7
epsom salts in garden by mooncat Jul 30, 2016 8:06 PM 7
can you ID this vine? The flowers are slightly fragrant. by Jo5103 Jan 16, 2016 8:43 AM 5
Annona Muricata by Rainbow Oct 1, 2017 8:51 PM 13
Humidity tolerant by SongofJoy Feb 4, 2013 10:59 AM 31
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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