JAMAICAN SOURSOP SEEDS, a.k.a. Guanabana, Freshly Harvest. Tropical Fruit | GARDEN & OUTDOOR

JAMAICAN SOURSOP SEEDS, a.k.a. Guanabana, Freshly Harvest. Tropical Fruit

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Soursop Tree Seeds,Annona muricata, Rare Tropical Plant Tree 


SOURSOP - a.k.a. Guanabana, Graviola
A well-known fruit throughout much of the world, the soursop's delicious white pulp, with tones of fruit candy and smooth cream is commonplace in tropical markets, but is rarely found fresh anywhere else. Inside its thin, leathery, green flesh is a large mass of creamy pulp.
The Soursop tree is a very easy tree to grow in warm climates.
A low-branching, bushy tree originating in Central America, Annona muricata is known as soursop in English and guanabana in El Salvador and other Spanish-speaking countries. The soursop tree, which can grow from 25 to 30 feet tall, produces an oval-shaped fruit with tender yellow-green skin and white, juicy flesh often made into drinks, sherbet, preserves and sweets.

Grown in a variety of countries, including Mexico, the West Indies, northern South America, China, Australia and Africa, soursop prefers a tropical climate and cannot survive a frost, often suffering damage at 30 degrees Fahrenheit and dying at 26 degrees Fahrenheit. U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11 in rich, well-drained soil with 5 to 6.5 pH suit this warm-weather plant best.
prepare a warm, shady indoor spot for germination

. Plant the seeds in peat pots filled with potting soil. Keep the soil moist to the touch. Soursop seeds germinate in 15 to 30 days 
Prepare a sunny, south-facing spot with wind protection in the garden and rake 2 inches of compost into the soil.
Transplant 12-inch-high seedlings into the yard in the spring, spacing them at least 12 feet apart. Dig holes large enough to contain the root ball of each plant. Cover the base of the plant with soil, then add 3 inches of mulch to keep it moist.
Water soursop plants often enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet, during hot weather. When the weather turns cool in the winter, reduce water intake. Soursop plants tolerate drought well, but can develop pest problems if kept too wet.
Treat soursop plants with 10-10-10 fertilizer, using a total of one-half pound of fertilizer per tree during the first year, splitting the amount at quarterly intervals. In the second year, increase the amount to 1 pound. Each year after that, use 3 pounds of fertilizer.
Reapply mulch to the trees each year, widening the application area to 5 feet as the tree's root system grows

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