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Annona atemoya - Mabb.

Common Name Atemoya
Family Annonaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A hybrid of garden origin, it is not known in the wild.
Range A garden hybrid, Annona cherimola x Annona squamosa.
Edibility Rating    (4 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Tender Well drained soil Full sun
Annona atemoya Atemoya


Annona atemoya Atemoya

 

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Summary

Annona atemoya is a small tropical tree suitable for a gardens if you have space. it has delicious edible fruit with a sweet flavour that can be eaten raw. It is not known in the wild.


Physical Characteristics

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Annona atemoya is a deciduous Tree growing to 8 m (26ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. The flowers are pollinated by Beetles.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

No synonyms are recorded for this name.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw [ 301 ]. Delicious [377]. A sweetish flavour [ 301]

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Cultivation details

In the tropics the tree is only grown at elevations above 1,000 metres and will not survive under lowland conditions. It is grown in the lowlands in the subtropics. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 24 - 28?c, but can tolerate 12 - 32?c[ 418 ]. Plants can tolerate occasional light frosts[ 335 ]. Young trees will not tolerate prolonged temperatures between -3.9 to -6.7?c, whereas mature trees can withstand those temperatures with slight to moderate damage[ 418 ]. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 2,000 - 3,000mm, but tolerates 600 - 4,200mm[ 418 ]. Prefers a moist, sandy loam with a pH around 6[ 200 ]. Tolerant of a range of soil conditions[ 335 ]. Requires a moist but well-drained soil[ 336 , 377 ]. Prefers a pH in the range 5.5 - 6.5, tolerating 5 - 7[ 418 ]. Trees start producing fruit when about 4 - 5 years old from seed, or about 2 - 3 years after grafting[ 335 ]. Mature trees produce from 23 - 34 kg per tree, possibly more with good management, or 5 - 20 tonnes/ha per year[ 418 ]. Plants sometimes have two distinct flowering periods each year[ 335 ]. Fruiting is improved if the flowers are hand pollinated[ 336 ]. The fruit has good shipping qualities[ 46 ]. There are many named varieties[ 301 ].

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Propagation

Other Names

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Atemoya

Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.

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Annona salzmanniiBeach Sugar Apple40
Annona squamosaSugar Apple, Sweetsop, Custard Apple52
Annona vepretorumAraticum, Pinha da Caatinga, Araticum-da-bahia40
Asimina trilobaPapaw42
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Oxandra lanceolataBlack lancewood, lancewood, haya prieta00
Oxandra laurifoliaYaya, lancewood00

 

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