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Soncoya

Annona purpurea

a.k.a. Cabeza de negro

A medium quality Annona, often grown in dooryards in its native range. The skin tends to be very hard.

Seed Availability

Seeds are now available at our seed store.

Description

Medium sized tree to 35ft. Fruits usually ripen towards late summer and early fall.

Hardiness

Exact hardiness unknown, but not frost hardy.

Growing Environment

Needs a very warm, wet climate to flower and fruit.

Propagation

Native range from southern Mexico through Columbia and Venezuela.

Uses

Eaten raw or strained for juice. Extracts from the seeds are poisonous and can be used as an insecticide. Juice is sometimes used as a remedy for fevers. Inner bark is used to prepare teas, often to treat dysentery.

Native Range

Almost exclusively by seed.

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