Skip to content

Discover the Sweet Delights of Annona Squammosa | The Nutritious and Delicious Custard Apple/Sugar Apple Plant

( Plant Orders )

  • Discover High-Quality Plants from Around the India with Kadiam Nursery
  • Kadiam Nursery: Your Premier Destination for Wholesale Plant Orders
  • Minimum Order of 50 Plants Required for Each Plant Variety
  • Vehicle Arrangement for Plant Transport: No Courier Service Available
  • Global Shipping Made Easy with Kadiam Nursery: Order Your Favorite Plants Today

Please Note: Plant Variations May Occur Due to Natural Factors - Trust Kadiam Nursery for Reliable Quality.

Rs. 99.00

Common name: Custard Apple, Sugar Apple

Regional name: Marathi - Sita Phal, Hindi - Sita Phal, Sharifa

Category: Fruit Plants, Trees, Shrubs

Family: Annonaceae or Custard apple family

1. Introduction to Custard Apple 'Annona Squammosa'

Custard apple, scientifically known as Annona squamosa, is a tropical fruit tree belonging to the Annonaceae family. It is native to Central America, the West Indies, and northern South America. The tree produces a sweet and creamy fruit that is enjoyed for its unique flavor and numerous health benefits.

2. Plantation of Custard Apple

  • Site Selection: Custard apple trees prefer a warm, tropical climate, and well-draining soil. They can tolerate partial shade but thrive in full sun.
  • Propagation: Propagate custard apple trees from seeds, air layering, or grafting.
  • Planting: Space the trees 15-20 feet apart in rows and 20-25 feet between rows to provide adequate space for growth.

3. Growing Conditions

  • Soil: Custard apple trees grow well in loamy or sandy soils with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • Water: Provide consistent moisture but avoid overwatering, as this may lead to root rot.
  • Fertilizer: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer every 3-4 months during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Prune young trees to encourage lateral branching and maintain mature trees by removing dead or diseased branches.

4. Care for Custard Apple Trees

  • Pest Control: Regularly inspect the tree for pests, such as mealybugs and fruit flies, and apply appropriate treatments if necessary.
  • Disease Control: Prevent fungal diseases by providing proper air circulation and avoiding overwatering.
  • Harvesting: Custard apples are ready to harvest when the skin turns from green to yellowish-green, and the fruit yields slightly to gentle pressure.

5. Health Benefits of Custard Apple

  • Rich in Nutrients: Custard apples are a good source of vitamins C and B6, potassium, magnesium, and dietary fiber.
  • Boosts Immune System: The high vitamin C content in custard apples helps strengthen the immune system.
  • Improves Digestion: The dietary fiber in custard apples supports healthy digestion and prevents constipation.
  • Heart Health: Potassium and magnesium in custard apples help regulate blood pressure and maintain a healthy heart.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Custard apples contain antioxidants that protect against cellular damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

    Hi there

    Welcome Guest
    We typically reply within minutes
    Hello! James here from Support team,this is sample text. Original text will display as per app dashboard settings