CUSTARD APPLE

Chill Hours Required: We recommend all plants are given natural cycles of lower temps and shorter days for their blossom timings and maturity.

VARIETIES

ATEMOYA: 48-26 (LISA)
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 4m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Greyish - RedHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Grafted/LayeredFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: 48-26 (aka Lisa) produces greyish red coloured fruits that are sweet and delicious! Hyper-productive and will set fruit quiet heavily. Be sure to remove small miss-shaped fruits and fruit at branch tips. Leave fruit at the base of branches. Fruit growing at the base of branches will taste better and be less likely to cause limb breakage. Young trees should be pruned in March as buds break, before new leaves begin to grow. A June pruning stimulates additional flowering and fruit production. Never prune in winter months. Keep between 8-10'.
ATEMOYA: AFRICAN PRIDE
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Yellow staying Green with low light heatHarvest: June-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Grafted/LayeredFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: African Pride is an improved clone that originated in South Africa in 1961. It was quickly adopted as a replacement for 'Mammoth' as it was free of the discoloration and bitterness next to the skin. The fruits appeared to be superior in quality to the 'Page' and 'Bradley'.
ATEMOYA: GEFNER
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Light Beige/Brown/GreenHarvest: June-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Grafted/LayeredFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: 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: PAGE
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: YellowHarvest: June-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Grafted/LayeredFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: One of the first named selections of Atemoya was Page. 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.
ATEMOYA: PINK'S MAMMOTH
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Grafted/LayeredFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: High quality, very large size fruit. It is named after Mr. Pink, the man who introduced it to Australia. When mature the tree produces significant yield.
ATEMOYA: PRIESTLY
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 6m x 4mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: June-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Grafted/LayeredFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Another very large fruited cultivar. Production does not seem as high as Elly or Gefner. The fruit is of good quality, but does have a slightly grainy texture.
RED: ANNONA RETICULATA
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Red with light Green/Yellow backgroundHarvest: June-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 3-4
Prop. Method: Grafted/LayeredFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: 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.

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