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Annona cherimola

Cherimoya

Custard Apple, Chirimoya, Cherimalla
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Annona cherimola
Principal Common Name Cherimoya
Common Name(s) Custard Apple, Chirimoya, Cherimalla
Synonym
Description Small tropical tree with large dull green leaves, fragrant inelegant flowers in spring. Bears large green warty-looking fruit which has very sweet custard texture creamy color pulp.
General Comments To assure a good fruit set, it is best to hand pollinate.
Origin
Nativity Tropical America
Height Range 15 - 25 FT
Spread Range 15 - 20 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dull Green
Leaf Texture Coarse : Fuzzy underside : Matte
Form Edible : Shrub : Tree
Flower Color Brown : Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Loam : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Edible : Flavor : Fragrance : Fruit : Heat Tolerant

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