Sugar-apple – Sweetsop

Annona squamosa (Wikipedia)

Annona squamosa
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
Genus: Annona
A. squamosa
Binomial name
Annona squamosa

Annona asiatica L.
Annona cinerea Dunal
Guanabanus squamosus (L.)M.GómezXylopia glabra L.
Annona forskahlii DC.

Annona squamosa is a small, well-branched tree or shrub from the family Annonaceae that bears edible fruits called sugar-apples or sweetsops. It tolerates a tropical lowland climate better than its relatives Annona reticulata and Annona cherimola (whose fruits often share the same name) helping make it the most widely cultivated of these species.Annona squamosa is a small, semi-(or late) deciduous, much branched shrub or small tree 3 metres (9.8 ft) to 8 metres (26 ft) tall

similar to soursop (Annona muricata).

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