Rarely cultivated Annona, sought after by collectors for its strong-scented flowers and large good-tasting rounded fruits with unusual hooklike projections. Also used medicinally in Central America and parts of South America. Trees take about 1 to 3 years to bear and can be grown in pots.
This is a deciduous small tree used for its good-tasting edible fruit and medicinal value. It is native to Central America, and parts of South America. Its common names include soncoya and cabeza de negro. Annona purpurea bears strong-scented flowers and rounded fruits, 15 to 20 centimeters wide, with hooklike projections, covered with a felt-textured brown skin. This species is closely related to the cherimoya, the sugar-apple and other Annonas. The pulp is eaten raw or is strained for juice
Regarding climate, the soncoya is said to require a hot, humid climate, but this is NOT TRUE. It grows and fruit perfectly in the windy and dry canary islands, with cool winters. Trees take about 1 to 3 years to bear fruit and can be grown in pots.
Notice: Soncoya trees sheds leaves in winter, so don't be scared if the tree is naked in the colder months. Our plants are leafless from January to early May.
|Max. Size||300cm & more|
|Minimum winter temperature||0 ºC to 10 ºC|