20 Seeds Organic Sugar Apple Custard Apple for Planting Annona Squamosa Sweetsop Non GMO Delicious Sweet Fruits…Regular price $11.99 Save $-11.99
- High germination rate seeds
- Propagation is generally from seeds that may take 30 days or longer to germinate. To hasten germination, scarify the seeds or soak them for 3 days prior to planting.
- Plant the sugar apple seeds 3/4-inch deep into the moist planting mix. Place the container in a shaded area where the temperature remains above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep the soil evenly moist during germination, but be careful not to overwater it or the seeds will rot.
- Addictingly sweet, buttery, and fragrant, sugar apple is a tropical fruit that’s unusually attractive and flavor-packed.
- Sugar apples taste very much like fragrant, creamy custard. The flesh is soft, juicy, buttery, or semi-hard in texture. Some people describe its taste as a mix of sweet tropical fruits, mint, and cinnamon.
- Sugar apples taste delicious on their own, but can be used to add a tropical punch to sweet and savory recipes. They’re quite popular for flavoring ice creams, milkshakes, sorbets, eggnog, and cocktails.
The sugar-apple or sweet-sop is the edible fruit of Annona squamosa, the most widely grown species of Annona and a native of tropical climate in the Americas and West Indies. Spanish traders aboard the Manila galleons docking in the Philippines brought it to Asia.The fruit is spherical-conical, 5–10 centimetres (2–4 inches) in diameter and 6–10 cm (2+1⁄4–4 in) long, and weighing 100–240 grams (3.5–8.5 ounces), with a thick rind composed of knobby segments. The color is typically pale green through blue-green, with a deep pink blush in certain varieties, and typically has a bloom. It is unique among Annona fruits in being segmented; the segments tend to separate when ripe, exposing the interior. The flesh is fragrant and sweet, creamy white through light yellow, and resembles and tastes like custard. It is found adhering to 13-to-16-millimetre-long (1⁄2 to 5⁄8 in) seeds forming individual segments arranged in a single layer around a conical core. It is soft, slightly grainy, and slippery.