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Sweet and Juicy Red Custard Apple (Annona Squammosa Rubra) Plants for Sale

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Custard Apple Red, Sugar Apple Red
Regional name:
Marathi - Lal Sita Phal, Hindi - Lal Sita Phal, Sharifa
Fruit Plants, Trees, Shrubs
Annonaceae or Custard apple family

1. Introduction

  • Scientific Name: Annona squamosa rubra
  • Common Names: Red Custard Apple, Red Sugar Apple, Red Sweetsop
  • Origin: Native to Central and South America, and the Caribbean

2. Plant Description

  • Appearance: Small to medium-sized evergreen tree with spreading branches
  • Height: 10-20 feet (3-6 meters) tall
  • Leaves: Oblong, green, and glossy, with a length of 4-8 inches (10-20 cm)
  • Flowers: Solitary or in clusters, greenish-yellow or yellowish-brown, with a diameter of 1-1.5 inches (2.5-3.8 cm)
  • Fruit: Round or heart-shaped, 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) in diameter, with a reddish-brown, segmented skin and sweet, creamy, white or light pink flesh

3. Plantation

  • Climate: Tropical and subtropical regions
  • Temperature: 60-90°F (15-32°C)
  • Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Well-drained, loamy, and slightly acidic soil (pH 6-6.5)
  • Spacing: 15-20 feet (4.5-6 meters) apart

4. Growing

  • Propagation: Seeds or grafting
  • Germination: 2-4 weeks
  • Watering: Regular watering, allowing soil to dry slightly between watering
  • Fertilization: Balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied every 2-3 months during the growing season
  • Pruning: Remove dead or damaged branches, and thin to allow sunlight penetration

5. Care

  • Pest control: Monitor for pests such as scale insects, mealybugs, and fruit flies; use appropriate organic or chemical controls as needed
  • Disease management: Proper sanitation and good air circulation can prevent fungal diseases
  • Harvesting: Pick fruits when they turn from green to reddish-brown, and are slightly soft to the touch

6. Benefits

  • Culinary uses: The sweet, creamy fruit can be eaten fresh or used in desserts, smoothies, and other recipes
  • Medicinal properties: The leaves, bark, and seeds have various traditional medicinal uses, such as treating fever, inflammation, and digestive issues
  • Ornamental value: The tree's attractive foliage and fruit make it a popular choice for tropical and subtropical gardens

7. Additional Tips

  • Pollination: Hand pollination may be necessary for higher fruit yields in areas with low pollinator populations
  • Frost protection: Use frost cloth or move potted plants indoors during cold weather to protect from frost damage