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Custard Sugar Apple Annona Reticulata Seeds
Packet of 10+ seeds from this fantastic fruit.
One of my favourites!
Really sweet delicious and prolific fruiting variety(no idea exactly which one as its just growing feral, but it is a good one!)
Masses of sugar sweet fruit that tastes heavenly.
Very creamy taste, not custard, but there is a faint apple and pear taste to it.
On a side note, they are nothing like the horrible, bruised, black skinned, half fermented mess they commonly sell in the supermarket!
Those ones were sprayed several times with insecticide during the growing period, then picked green and hard.
They were then dipped or sprayed with a fungicide before boxing and shipping.
Without this they get bruised and go mouldy very quickly due to the high sugar content.
Either gased or sprayed with a ripening agent (Etheral), or sometimes even cold stored dependent on market fluctuations, before being transported by truck or train, then chucked into the display case.
Every step of the process causes bruising and degrades the quality of the fruit, as do the masses of customers who each need to mangle them up, just checking if they are ripe…
You can’t really expect much after that, and if you have ever eaten a home grown perfectly ripened one, the taste and texture just doesn’t compare.
If you have been lucky enough to have a few good ones from the shop, I’m telling you, home grown organically, ripened to perfection, and then eaten straight off the tree is so much better!!!
We reckon they are well worth growing, especially from this particular seedling tree and again this year I have started a fair few for us to plant out too.
Apparently, Mark Twain said it was the most delicious fruit known to man, and to that I would certainly agree!
Growing custard apple seeds is easy.
Just use light, friable soil, keep slightly moist, and have patience as germination can take many months.
Generally 1month-3months, but a couple have taken a full 7months to pop for us during dry years.
If they pop with their seed coat still attached like little hats, be very very careful if you decide to remove them by hand.
I strongly suggest you don’t and just let nature sort it out, but I do have to admit I just can’t help but fiddle with them with the end result normally being I snap off the tip by mistake.
First fruit in 3-6 years. That’s it.
It doesn’t get much easier than that.
Wildharvested locally, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!