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Yellow Custard Apple Tree

R300.00

The Yellow Custard Apple tree, also known as Annona reticulata, is a tropical fruit tree belonging to the Annonaceae family; they thrive in warm, humid climates:
This evergreen tree can grow up to 10 meters in height. Its rounded canopy is surrounded by dense foliage. The leaves are oblong or elliptical, dark green, and glossy.
The fruit of the Yellow Custard Apple tree is oval or heart-shaped and measures 5 to 10 centimeters in diameter. When ripe, the fruit turns green to yellow and develops a bumpy or reticulated surface. The flesh is creamy white, sweet, and custard-like in texture, containing black seeds embedded within.
The tree produces small, greenish-yellow flowers with a pleasant fragrance. Insects, mainly beetles and flies, pollinate these flowers.
The Yellow Custard Apple tree is valued for its delicious fruit, ornamental beauty, and potential health benefits.

PLEASE NOTE: Imported Tropical Trees are small in size:

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Position:

Yellow Custard Apple trees thrive in warm, humid climates with well-drained soil. They prefer full sun, at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day, but can tolerate partial shade. They are relatively low-maintenance, in the right climate.

Soil:

Yellow Custard Apple trees prefer well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH level (around 6.0 to 7.0). Sandy loam or loamy soil types are ideal. Ensure the soil is rich in organic matter and nutrients for optimal growth.

Watering:

While Yellow Custard Apple trees are relatively drought-tolerant once established, they benefit from regular watering, especially during dry weather or when the tree is flowering and fruiting. Provide enough water to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

Fertilising:

To promote healthy growth and fruit production, fertilise yellow custard apple trees regularly, or use our slow release “all plant” fertiliser.

Pruning:

Prune the tree annually to maintain its shape, remove dead or diseased branches, and promote airflow and sunlight penetration within the canopy. Pruning can also help stimulate fruit production by removing excess growth.

Pollination:

Yellow Custard Apple trees are primarily pollinated by insects, mainly beetles and flies. While they can self-pollinate, cross-pollination may improve fruit set and yield. Planting multiple trees nearby can facilitate cross-pollination.

Pests and Diseases:

Use EM Control before there are signs of pests, such as aphids, scale insects, or fruit flies, and diseases, such as powdery mildew or fruit rot. If you do already have these pest problems, hose down to remove them and then use EM Control regularly.

Harvesting:

Custard apples are ready to harvest when they turn green to yellow and yield slightly to gentle pressure. Harvest the fruit carefully to avoid bruising, and handle it carefully to prevent damage.

Weight

2

Length

15

Width

15

Height

50

Packaging Type

xlarge_parcel

Maximum

6

Packaging Type 1

large_parcel

Maximum 1

6

Packaging Type 2

medium_parcel

Maximum 2

4

Packaging Type 3

flyer_size

Maximum 3

1

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