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Soursop Trees

Annona muricata

Soursop trees produce fruits that 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 or bringing them indoors when winter temperatures dip below 45 F. 

Plant Details  
Plant Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Tree Size/Habit Low Branched, Dense. 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
Skin Color When Ripe Yellowish-Green
Fruit Use Fresh Eating, Beverages, Custards, Cooked, Medicinal Use
Fruit Season Mid-Summer to Mid-Winter
 Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 10 – 11