Annona Squamosa 10 Seeds, Sugar Custard Apple Sweetsops Fruit Tree Shrub

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$2.00 

Annona squamosa
Also known as: Sugar Apple, Custard Apple, Sweetsops

Here is a popular tree that is widely cultivated for its edible delicious fruit. It is a small, semi-deciduous tree or shrub with broad, spreading branches. It can grow up to 8 m tall. The leaves are thin, simple, with fine hairs underneath, and arranged alternately. The 6-10cm long fruits are sweet and creamy, and consumed as dessert or used as an ingredient in making ice cream, jellies, etc.

Also used medicinally in treating diarrhoea, dysentery, colds, chills, rheumatism, and sleeplessness. It also has an anticancer function and it lowers uric acid levels in the blood. The seeds, when heated, can produce oil that can be used against agricultural pests. However, it should be noted that the seeds, leaves, and roots are poisonous due to occurrence of alkaloid and hydrocyanic acid in such plant parts. *We can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

It is cold and frost sensitive and requires a tropical or near tropical climate. Though it is drought tolerant, it will not produce fruit well during droughts. Not particular to soil and has performed well on sand, oolitic limestone and heavy loam with good drainage. Water logging is intolerable. The tree is shallow rooted and doesn't need deep soil. USDA zone 10-12

This offer is for 10 seeds.

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