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.
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen or Semi-Deciduous Fruit Tree/Shrub
Late-Summer to Fall
Prune seasonally to develop strong branches
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.
Full Sun, Part Shade
Overall, expect best fruit production with more sun
Fast to Medium
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; 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.
Our Annona's include Sugar Apples, Red Custard Apple, Soursop, Pond Apple, and Cherimoya fruit trees. Shop all of our Annona fruit tree types and varieties.