Sugar Apple 'Thai Lessard' (Annona squamosa L)

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Sugar Apple is a small deciduous tropical fruit tree or shrub from the custard apple family known by the names of Sugar Apple, Sweetsops, or Custard Apple.  Sugar Apple Trees are native to the tropical climates of the America's, as well as the Caribbean however they have been naturalized elsewhere are are cultivated in other tropical climates throughout the world for their delicious tasting fruit.  Hard fruiting type.

The Thai Lessard Sugar Apple variety is known for it's green skin and good production.  Sugar apple is primarily consumed fresh, as a dessert fruit. The pulp has an excellent flavor 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. 

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.

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Lydia
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    4 minutes ago
    4 Stars

    Very very happy about this purchase, received with no leaves, with clear explanation from Sow.

    Tree is healthy looking forward to the fruiting season.

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    MarieAnne
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    5 Stars

    Although the top branch broke off🙄,my tree arrived ,otherwise, in great shape. Not too many leaves, but expected around this time in the season. Very tall tree even with the break(🙃)and nice sice trunk. Looking forward to some delicious fruits 😋

  • C
    Crawford
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    4 Stars

    Came in separate package and came in good condition

  • M
    Megan
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Green and ready to grow

    Arrived quickly. I was picturing a few more branches, but it has the starts of quite a few and I bet it traveled better and happier like this. Tall, has a bud, green and ready to grow.

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