Annona neosalicifolia Friut

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About Annona neosalicifolia Friut
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About Annona neosalicifolia Friut(ANNONACEAE)

Annona neosalicifolia is a deciduous tree with a dense, round crown; it can grow 10 - 20 metres tall. The tree branches from fairly low down The edible fruit is valued by the local population and is often gathered from the wild. The tree is sometimes cultivated for its fruit in areas within its native range 6 to 8 metres tall tress with brown-whitish trunk of diameter of 30 to 40 cm. The new shoots are zigzag. The leaves are simple with short, yellowish stem or shank 0.8 t0 1.7 cm in length. The leaf is 5 to 10 cm long and 1.5 to 2.9 cm wide, has a lacet-shaped form with a wedge-shaped base and sharpened apex or tip.

The flowers are cream and sit in the armpits and have helix with 3 petals, whose nectaries are at the base. The fruits consist of several united segments with or without seeds and yellow skin with black spots, they measure up to 7 cm long and 5 cm wide. They can be planted in full sun or in mixed reforestation, they produce edible fruits for wildlife in general. Planting in the orchard, at intervals of 5 x 5 or 6 x 6 m, the holes should be 50 cm wide, deep and long, should be filled with 20% sand and about 8 kg of well mixed organic compost. If the soil is very acidic, add further 2 kg of lime and then leave for 3 months to act before planting. Water with 10 liters of water per week in the first 2 months. Annona neosalicifolia fruit plants in Kerala is very useful for us. .

Cultivation Status : Cultivated, Wild

Fruit Color : pulp of white color