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Mountain Soursop

Annona montana

a.k.a. Wild Soursop, Guanabana de monte

Similar to the soursop, usually with highly scented but mediocre flavored flesh. Some strains produce higher quality fruit. Fruit is softball sized with orange-yellow flesh, smaller and rounder than the soursop.

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Description

Medium sized tree to 45ft closely resembling the soursop. Has large, leathery green leaves that emit a strong odor when crushed. Much more cold hardy than the soursop, will take temperatures a few degrees below freezing. Tends to tolerate a variety of soil types and will grow well in dry conditions. Trees produce after just two to three years. They grow alright in California, but generally don't fruit often. They grow nicely in Southern Florida.

Hardiness

Mountain soursop's are much hardier than the soursop, tolerating brief temperature drops down to 24F when full grown.

Growing Environment

N/A

Propagation

By seeds.

Uses

Eaten fresh, better quality fruits are used much like the soursop.

Native Range

Native to the West Indies, Peru and Brazil. Cultivated in South America and the Philippines.

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