Soursop Trees

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Soursop (Guanabana)

Annona muricata

Soursop is the largest, most versatile of the annona species. Fruits are conical to heart-shaped and very large, weighing up to 15 pounds. The flesh is aromatic and sweet and contains many large inedible black seeds. The skin is dark green turning yellowish-green when ripe and is covered with many soft, pliable spines. Trees are low branched and can reach 25-30ft. tall. This tree is highly tropical. We recommend protecting these trees with a frost fabric when winter temperates hover around 40F. 

Soursop Details  
Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Tree Size/Habit Low branched, dense growth to 25-30 feet tall, 8-10 feet wide
Fruit Shape/Size Conical to heart shaped, 12 inches long, 6 inches wide
Fruit Flavor Pineapple aroma, strawberry, apple, citrus flavor. Texture of coconut & banana.
Skin Color When Ripe Yellowish-green
Fruit Use Fresh eating, ice cream, beverages, custards, cooked, medicinal use
Fruit Season Mid summer to mid winter
 Light Needs  Full Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 10-13