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Annona squamosa Custard apple Srikaya Annonaceae

Annona squamosa, Custardapple, Nona srikaya, Srikaya


Annona squamosa, Custardapple, Nona srikaya, SrikayaThere are many varieties of custard apple, a popular fruit that originated in the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Its flowers are pale green and pleasantly scented.
The large fruit has a custard-like texture and is delicious when eaten fresh.
This is a semi-deciduous tree growing to 15 ft (5 m).
Cultivation: They prefer sheltered sunny positions and fertile well-drained soils.
They may flower and fruit through much of the year.
Propagation is easy from freshly extracted seed, or by grafting for selected varieties.