Custard Apple, Red (Annona reticulata)
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Our Red Custard Apples are 3-5 ft tall and capable of producing fruit within 1 year!
Red Custard Apple (Annona reticulata), also known as Bull's Heart due to its heart-shaped appearance, is a distinctive tropical fruit tree renowned for its deliciously sweet and aromatic fruit. The tree itself is moderately sized, making it suitable for a range of garden spaces, and is characterized by its glossy, green leaves and fragrant, creamy-yellow flowers. The fruit's skin is uniquely reticulated, with a reddish-brown hue when ripe, and the flesh inside is creamy, white to light yellow, and filled with a pleasant, custard-like texture.
It is native to the West Indies, Central America, and South Mexico, and a cultivated crop from southern Mexico to Peru and Brazil. This variety thrives in warm, tropical to subtropical climates, requiring well-drained soil and regular watering to ensure healthy growth and bountiful fruit production. When fully mature, the fruit can be enjoyed fresh, used in desserts, or blended into smoothies and shakes for a refreshing treat.
For healthy growth of your Red Custard Apple tree, plant it in a sunny to partly shaded spot with well-draining soil. Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball but not deeper, to encourage root spread without deep burial. Water regularly, letting the soil dry slightly between waterings, and fertilize with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during growth periods. Minimal pruning is needed; just remove dead or overlapping branches to improve air flow and shape. Proper care will ensure your tree thrives and bears fruit effectively.