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Annona muricata Soursop Sirsak Annonaceae

Annona muricata, Soursop, Sursak, Sirsak


Annona muricata, Soursop, Sursak, SirsakFrom northern South America, this grows to 15-20 ft (5-7 m), branching low with strongly ascending lateral growths.
New growths have brownish silky hairs; older leaves are glossy bright green.
The large green fruits are asymmetrically oval, covered in soft spines, and may be borne throughout the year.
Despite the name, the fluffy white aromatic flesh is not very sour.
Cultivation: They prefer sheltered sunny positions and fertile well-drained soils.
They may flower and fruit through much of the year.
Propagation is easy from freshly extracted seed, or by grafting for selected varieties.