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Sitaphal, Annona squamosa (Grafted)

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Description

Enjoy fresh, fragrant, and sweet creamy white flesh of Custard apple by growing Custard plants easily at your home.

Custard apple is a deciduous perennial fruit plant in the Annonaceae family. Branches with light brown bark. Leaves are thin, simple, alternate, and occur singly. Flowers are Solitary or in short lateral clusters. Fruits are aggregate and soft fruits from the numerous and loosely united pistils of a flower.

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Description

 

Common Name Sugar Apple, Custard apple, Sita Phal, Sharifa
Maximum Reachable Height 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 m)
Flower Colour Yellow-green
Bloom Time Summer, Spring
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

There must be adequate moisture in the soil to encourage vegetative growth and blooms that occur on the new branches.

The tree should be watered every 2 to 4 weeks during the period of low growth and every 3 to 5 days while it is flowering and setting fruits.

Sugar apple is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year.

Growing sugar apple trees requires weed management.

the sugar apple is susceptible to wind damage. Therefore, it should be planted in a location that is sheltered from the wind.
Sitaphal Care

Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.

Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.

Water when topsoil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.

Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

Sunlight More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.
Watering Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.

Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons.

Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plants.

Grow well in the pH range of 6.5 to 7.5

Temperature 25 to 41 degrees C
Fertilizer During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season Summer, Spring

Sitaphal Uses

Medicinal Use:

  • A bark decoction is used to stop diarrhea, while the root is used in the treatment of dysentery
  • Sugar-apple is high in energy, an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, a good source of thiamine and vitamin B6
  • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

Culinary Use:

  • The ripe fruits are edible
  • The sweet fruits are used in preserves, drinks, ice cream, puddings, etc
  • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

 

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