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Mountain Soursop
Scientific Name: Annona montana Macfad.
Synonym:
Family: Annonaceae
Mountain Soursop (Annona  montana) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 24-25
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Semy hardy in Phoenix, foliage damaged at 28 F (-2 C), serious damage at 23 F (-5 C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Peru, Brazil, West Indies

Growth Habits: Small evergreen tree, up to 20 feet tall (6 m)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds, budding


The Mountain Soursop (Annona montana Macfad.), is grown to a limited extent. It resembles the soursop tree in growth, but the leaf is larger. The mountain soursop grows well on dry soils and may have merit as a rootstock for other annonas.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The fruit (fig. 7) is nearly spherical, and the yellowish skin is sparsely covered with short prickles. The yellowish pulp is similar to the soursop in flavor but is inferior to that fruit. Variations among seedling trees indicate that higher quality strains might be selected.


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