Pond Apple (Annona glabra)

Pond Apple (Annona glabra)

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Pond Apple is a rare wild Soursop relative, native to Florida and the Caribbean.  It grows wild in the Everglades and swampland. The unique heart-shaped golden yellow fruit has a delicious sweet aroma and a mild flavor. 

Pond Apple is a tropical/subtropical fruit tree in the family Annonaceae, in the same genus as the Soursop, Custard Apple, Cherimoya. Common names include Alligator Apple, Swamp Apple, Corkwood, Bobwood, and Monkey Apple.

Plant Type:
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen or Semi-Deciduous Fruit Tree/Shrub

Harvest Season:
Late-Summer, Fall

Mature Size:
Up to 35 feet

Soil & Moisture:
Rich, well-drained soil with light acidity suit these warm-weather plants best.  Provide regular moisture and humidity, but be careful not to over water. Annona's are intolerable to water-logging. Requires deep watering during growing/fruiting seasons and less during winter dormancy.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Overall, expect best fruit production with more sun

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Annona's (especially Soursop) may defoliate during the winter in subtropical regions (40 degrees or lower), but remain evergreen in their native deep tropical habitats. Sugar Apples are generally tolerant to 28 degrees, whereas some Annona's like Soursop will need more cold protection if growing outdoors in Zone 9.

Propagation: 
Our Annonas are grown from seed and air-layering and are capable of fruiting within 2-5 years.

See More:
Annona (from Taíno annon) is a genus of flowering plants in the pawpaw/sugar apple family, Annonaceae. The generic name derives from anón, a Hispaniolan Taíno word for the fruit.

Our Annona varieties include Sugar Apples, Red Custard Apple, Soursop, Pond Apple, and Cherimoya fruit trees. 

Shop all of our Annona fruit tree types and varieties.

Plant Type:
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: 
Late-Summer, Early-Fall

Mature Size: 
Up to 8 ft tall but typically around 4-5 ft tall and wide

Soil & Moisture: 
Adaptable; likes rich, moist, well-draining soil. Does really well in sandy soil.

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade 

Self-Fertile: 
Yes  

Growth Rate:
Medium  

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+  

Propagation: 
Grown from seed andcapable of fruit within 2-3 years.

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

View Full Plantable Pot Size & Materials Guide Here 

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