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Soursop in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Annona muricata

 

Soursop

Annona muricata is a small, upright, evergreen, tropical tree that can grow in nutritionally poor soil, but cannot grow in shade. It is drought-tolerant, and prefers dry soil. The flowers have thickish ream-white petals, and the fruits are green and rather knobbly, with moderately firm texture and juicy, aromatic, acid flesh

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plant Features
  • Soursop likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Soursop likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Soursop is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soursop likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Soursop

Latin name

Annona muricata

type

Deciduous tree

family

Annonaceae

ph

5.5 - 9.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Soursop likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Soursop is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Soursop likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Soursop likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Soursop is 8.00meters x 9.00meters 8.00 M 9.00 M

Annona muricata

Annona muricata is a small, upright, evergreen, tropical tree that can grow in nutritionally poor soil, but cannot grow in shade. It is drought-tolerant, and prefers dry soil. The flowers have thickish ream-white petals, and the fruits are green and rather knobbly, with moderately firm texture and juicy, aromatic, acid flesh


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in any free-draining soil, in full sun.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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