Soursop is one Sweet Tree:
What’s in a name? Soursop has the answer
The Soursop is a tree that will have you smiling from the moment you plant it. From its whimsical name to its strange looking fruit, you’ll fall in love with the Soursop, like its diehard fans who enjoy the many distinctive qualities of the tree. Long and green, the oddly-shaped, prickly fruit resembles a Dr. Seuss character. But the unrivaled, sweet yet musky taste is no laughing matter. It’s delicious. Covered in deep green leaves, the upturned branches play host to lovely yellow flowers that help accentuate the tree’s exotic look. Bet your neighbor doesn’t have one of these.
For Unique Fruit Flavor, Soursop is a Winner
If someone asked you to take a bite out of their Soursop, you might say “no thanks.” But those who know the fruit aren’t fooled by the name. Carefully slice through the stubbly green exterior and you’ll be greeted by a pineapple-like aroma. The pulp’s flaky white flesh has a slightly sweet, tropical, fruity flavor. Some liken it to a pineapple, mango and banana all in one. Use it in fruit smoothies, exotic cocktails and refreshing summer salads. By adding the Soursop to your ingredients, every fruit or dessert dish you plan on making just got a whole lot better.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Soursop Tree.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Soursop Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Soursop Tree again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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