Category: Food



Introduction and description


Annona squamosa is a small, well-branched tree or shrub from the family Annonaceae that bears edible fruits called sugar-apples. The common name of the plant is sweetsop, reflecting thesweetness of the fruit.  The fruit of A. squamosa (sugar-apple) has delicious whitish pulp, and is popular in tropical markets.

Annona squamosa tolerates a tropical lowland climate better than its relatives Annona reticulata- also on the site - whose common name is Custard apple,  Annona cherimola [also called, rather confusingly, the custard apple but referred to on the site as Cherimoya]  or the Soursop - the fruit of Annona muricata.


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