General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet 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: 30 feet to 35 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 20 feet
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Other: Leathery
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 5-inch conical shape, fragrant, green maturing to yellow. Fruit is loved more by raccoons than by humans. Each fruit contains many, 1/4 to 1/2 inch light brown seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Pale yellow to white six petals, the outer three spotted red at the base
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Soak in warm water for up to 24 hours to soften the hard seedcoat.
Days to germinate: 50 to 60 days.
Depth to plant seed: Plant seeds approximately 3/4 inch deep, covering with a thin layer of soil.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Beetles

Common names
  • Pond Apple
  • Alligator Apple
  • Custard Apple
  • Monkey Apple

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