An Overview of Soursop
Soursop is the fruit of the Annona muricata tree, a broad-leaved, flowering, evergreen tree. It is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and the Caribbean and is widely distributed. Soursop in the mouth, changing flavours, from pungent, sour to sweet, similar to pineapple. Meanwhile, the strawberry scent fills your nostrils.
More to love in Soursop :
- It belongs to the same genus, Annona, as cherimoya and is part of the family Annonaceae
- Soursop is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant known to promote immune health
- There are many benefits to adding soursop to the diet.
- The leaves of soursop are brewed to make a beverage that enhances sleep
Benefits of Soursop
Vitamins in soursop strengthen your immune system, improving your defence against pathogens. It also promotes free radical damage, which can help protect your skin and cells from environmental oxidative damage. Regularly water the soursop plant to keep the soil moist but not wet when the weather is hot.
How to sow and care for Soursop
Unlike many other fruit trees, soursop is usually grown from seed. Take the seeds, soak them in warm water overnight and sow like a half-inch deep in a sterile starting mix. You will see it germinate in two weeks to a month as long as you keep the mixture moist. Moving your tree outdoors to zones 10-13 should be done at least six months after planting.
Plant your soursop seedlings or the saplings in a location with full to partial sun and slightly acidic, well-drained soil, where it will be protected from strong winds. Place each of them about 20 feet from buildings or other plantings and cover it with plenty of compost to keep the soil moist, as it has shallow roots. In case your site is prone to flooding, choose a special variety because soursop does not tolerate standing water.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product type: Seeds
- Season: Winter To Fall
- Type of soil: Sandy
- USDA Zones: 9-11
- Sunlight: At Least 6
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Scientific name: Annona muricata
- Rank: Species
- Higher classification: Annona
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