Annona scleroderma, the cawesh or poshe-te, is a species of tree in the Annonaceae family, with an edible fruit the size of an orange. The cream-colored flesh of the fruit has a creamy banana-pineapple flavor, and a soft texture. The fruit's tough skin makes it particularly easy to handle. The fruit is little known outside its native region. It reaches 15 to 20 meters tall. Its pollen is shed as permanent tetrads
Saff there is a 45 foot tall poshte in a park I visited about a fortnight ago.It is growing in full sun,booming,covered in flowers and healthy and the soil pH is between 5.5 and 6.I noticed the seedlings beneath were sprouting in shade of the tree more than in full sun as the council has not sprayed them yet.I presume they need shade when young and may not be sunlovers until 5 or 6 feet and prefer acidic, well drained soil.Annona scleroderma fruit plants in Keralais now available in our farms.
Mature Height: 50+ft
Sunlight: Full Sun
Year to Bear: 4 - 5 years
Botanical Name: ANNONACEAE