Ramphal, Annona reticulata (Grown Through Seeds)



The sweetish fruit varies considerably in quality.

Bullocks heart is a fast-growing, deciduous tree with a rounded or spreading crown. It can reach up to 7 metres tall with a bole up to 30cm in diameter.



Common Name Ram phal, Bullocks heart
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 10 to 15 m
Flower Colour Yellowish-green
Bloom Time Spring, Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

The small tree that produces large heart-shaped tropical fruit with soft acid pulp.

Custard Apple grows as a semi-evergreen and is a flowering edible fruit.

Being an evergreen plant, it will be evergreen in mild areas but otherwise deciduous.

Custard Apple is known for its tree growth habit.
Ramphal Care
Annona growing tree of the family Annonaceae and also known as Sop, Annona evergreen perennial but in a cold weather become deciduous. Can grow in tropics Mediterranean or subtropical climate.Flower small green-yellowish, separate times on the same tree female and male flower, the flowers are protogyny at first female and after

Sunlight Full sun to part shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 25 to 41 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.
Harvest Season Spring, Summer

Ramphal Special Feature
Annona reticulata is cultivated around the world for its edible fruits.
Ramphal Uses
Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for the ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • The leaves are used internally against worms, and externally to treat abscesses
  • Crushed leaves or a paste of the flesh may be poulticed on boils, abscesses and ulcers
  • Note: USe only after consulting the specialist

Culinary Use:

  • The ripe fruits are edible
  • The sweetish fruit varies considerably in quality; some are eaten raw but most often they are used in preserves, drinks, ice cream, puddings etc



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