Annona

ATEMOYA (Annona squamosa x Annona cherimola ‘GEFNER’)
Height: 15ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 27F
Notes:
Hybrid Custard Apple Gefner is an Israeli cultivar with heavy cropping capacity. The flavour is very good. It is a productive, well known variety. It is most likely the best. It has good fruit production without hand pollination.

ATEMOYA (Annona squamosa x Annona cherimola ‘PAGE’)
Height: 15ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 27F
Notes:
One of the first named selections of Atemoya was Page, so-named by Roy Page of Coral Gables who took budwood from superior Atemoya trees on the property of Morrison Page in the Redlands. Fruit production of Page is good but fruit tends to split on the tree at maturity, so you may want to keep your eye on ripening fruit.

RED CUSTARD APPLE (Annona reticulata)
Height: 20ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 30F
Notes:
The red custard apple is a very close relative to the Sugar Apple and Atemoya. They have a thick creamy custard-like pulp that can be pink, red or white. The fruit have a pleasant flavour and aroma, and they are best eaten out of hand or in ice-cream.

SOURSOP (Annona muricata)
Height: 15ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 40F
Notes:
Soursop has a sweet and tart custard-like pulp. The fruit are typically heart shaped, and weigh up to ten pounds. They make superb milkshakes, but can be eaten fresh as well. The trees are fast growing, and they usually begin fruiting in just two years, year round.

SUGAR APPLE (Annona squamosa ‘THAILESSARD’)
Height: 10ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 28F
Notes:
An exquisite fruit that is very closely related to the Cherimoya. The fruit are typically baseball- to softball size, and they taste like sugary sweet custard. The pulp comes apart in segments, each containing a small black seed that separates easily from the fruit. The trees begin to fruit at just one to two years of age, and they can easily be maintained at eight to ten feet. Coloured green fruit weight (g/oz) 227-454/8-16. Aug-Nov.

SUGAR APPLE (Annona squamosa ‘NA DAI’)
Height: 10ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 28F
Notes:
Known for it’s lighter, greenish gray skin when ripe and it’s consistent production. Sugar apple is primarily consumed fresh, as a dessert fruit. The pulp has an excellent flavour and may be incorporated into ice cream and milk shakes. The fruit contains some vitamin C and A. Fruit is also a good source of protein, riboflavin, and niacin.

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