Custard apple trees grow on an attractive small to medium sized tree that is similar in habit to the cherimoya. The open, spreading canopy is made up of long drooping branches that can often touch the ground. This tree offers delicious fruit and succulent soft white flesh that is delicious eaten fresh or blended into ice cream or as a rich creamy drink.
PLANTING AND CARE
Seed propagation is the traditional method, through which the sugar apple tree is grown. It is the most used propagation method. Plant spacing is 5 X 5 m. The plantation is done in the rainy season.
CARING FOR CUSTARD APPLE
There must be adequate moisture in the soil to encourage vegetative growth and blooms that occur on the new branches.
The tree should be watered in every 2 to 4 weeks during the period of low growth and every 3 to 5 days while it is flowering and setting fruits.
Sugar apple is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year.
Growing sugar apple tree requires weed management.
the sugar apple is susceptible to wind damage. Therefore, it should be planted in a location that is sheltered from the wind.