Soursop, Dutch Durian, Guanabana, Prickly Custard Apple
Annona muricata

Family: Annonaceae
Genus: Annona (uh-NO-nuh) (Info)
Species: muricata (mur-ee-KAY-tuh) (Info)
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Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami Beach, Florida

Mulberry, Florida

Naples, Florida

Ahuimanu, Hawaii

St John, Virgin Islands

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 7, 2012, sugarweed from Okeechobee, FL (Zone 10a) wrote:

This plant is touted to be a very powerful anti cancer food.
Seeds are poison, but fruit is supposed to be tasty.