Sugar Apple &

Sugar Apple 'Na Dai' (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.  

The Na Dai Sugar Apple variety is known for it's lighter, greenish gray skin when ripe and it's consistent 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. 

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.

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

Harvest Season
Late-Summer to Fall
Prune seasonally to develop strong branches

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 to Medium

Zone Hardiness
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.

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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.

How to Grow Sugar Apple

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Late Summer - Fall

Mature Size: 10-20 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Rich, well-drained soil with light acidity suit this warm-weather plant best, regular moisture. Intolerable to water-logging.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun

Zone Hardiness: 10-11 Zone 9 with extreme frost protection

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