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CHERIMOYA
Annona cherimola

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Photo Locations: Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Tolerates heat that is not extreme or dry. Will not endure cold. Large green fruits weigh 1 to 1 1/2 pounds.

Has fragrant Flower and Fruit.

Native to South America.

Family: Annonaceae

Additional Common Names

CHERIMOYA, CUSTARD APPLE

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 - 30 feet.

Width: 15 - 30 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Elliptic, Gray Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Fragrant Brown or Yellow. Flowers in Spring or Summer.

Brown, Orange or Mostly Green Berry, Very Large (Over 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer Edible and Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 21 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun.

Moist Soil.

Loam Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Thrip.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Annona cherimola Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/annona-cherimola >

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