Custard Apple Plant


Scientific Name:"Annona Reticulata". Custard apples are native to South America Custard apples grow best in sandy loam soils, but well-structured clay loams are also suitable. Although the tree`s main feeder roots are relatively shallow, at least 1 m of well-drained soil without heavy clay or rock is needed to avoid root rot and ensure good tree performance. Where the topsoil is less than 1 m deep, plant the trees on mounds. The major climatic factors limiting commercial production of custard apples are temperature and humidity. Warm, well-protected, frost-free sites in districts receiving a predominantly summer rainfall are most suitable. Uniform soil moisture throughout fruit set and fruit development ensures high yields and helps prevent fruit splitting. Irrigation is essential if high quality fruit is to be grown.