Despite being a tropical tree sugar apple has some resistance to the cold. Sugar apple trees produce flowers on 1 to 2 year old wood and newly emerging shoots.
Foliage is alternate dull green on top and pale green on the underside.
Sugar apple tree flower. The sugar apple tree varies in height from 10 20 feet with an open habit of irregular zigzagging twigs. Cut back extra long branches and trim the ends of other branches to obtain the desired shape. The sugar apple tree also known as the annona squamosal is a unique tropical tree thats the clear winner amongst its competition because it produces a distinctive fruit with an individual look and tropical flavor that blows people away.
Natural fruit set ranges from near zero to about 3 and fruit production may be severely limited by poor fruit set and fruit shape. Unlike the standard apple tree this tree produces fruit that has a hard outer shell and a layered fleshy inside. Requirements for growing sugar apple tree ideal climate and temperature.
Flowers are small about 1 inch long produced singly or in clusters of 2 to 4 from the leaf axilsthe flowers are composed of 3 green fleshy petals 3 small ordinary sepals and numerous pistils on a common receptacle. Prune about a third of last years growth away with hand pruners in early spring. Do not trim the tree at any other time of the year since this can kill the tree.
How to grow sugar apples in containers. However when the temperature falls below 32 f 0 c emerging seedlings and young plants die. Crushed leaves have an aromatic scent as do the fragrant flowers which may be single or in clusters of 2 4.
Sugar apples taste like a sweet vanilla custard with a hint of pineapple. It thrives only in tropical areas that have limited cold air and high humidity. Sugar apple trees can be kept at 8 to 12 feet tall with pruning.
Flowers appear during mid or late of the spring season as trees flush in new vegetative growth. The sugar apple tree is a small deciduous tropical fruit tree with irregular branches and an open crown. The most optimum temperature for growing sugar apple tree is around 50 f 85 f 10 30 c.