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Soursop 'Guanabana' Tree

Annona muricata

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)

Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
9-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

25-30 ft.

Mature Width:

20-25 ft.


Full Sun


8 ft.

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Year to Bear:

3-4 years

Botanical Name:

Annona muricata

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The sweet and tangy flavors from this unique fruit are irresistible

Soursop Trees produce remarkable fruit with a unique look and flavor. Those who have never seen a soursop before are often amazed by its elongated shape with bright green skin that has a soft prickly appearance.

However, aside from being famous for a distinct fruit soursops are also known for their amazing health benefits. The fruit and leaves contain a number vitamins and nutrients like potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin C and Vitamin A for healthy skin and energy.

Boil the leaves in water and make Soursop tea for even more nutrients and natural healing properties. Soursop leaves are believed to boost the immune system to help bodies fight off infections and viruses, as well as providing pain relief.

Those who are prone to back pain and illnesses commonly turn to soursop leaves for relief. Even those with eczema use the leaves to aid their skin.

Once you cut past the vibrant skin you will find the soursop's soft white and creamy flesh. Its zesty tropical aroma will fill the room and you'll have to give into your urges to bite into to soursop's tantalizing flesh that is filled with exotic flavors like mango, pineapple, and banana.

Soursop flesh is like a blended fruit smoothie with sweet and sour juices. You can't find this tropical blend of flavors anywhere else. Soursops are great for snacking as well as pairing with desserts like ice cream or pies.

Aside from producing tons of delectable fruit soursop trees also provide an exotic look with their lush green foliage and bright yellow flowers. The flowers pop against the soursop tree's long and slender leaves and draw the eye to their striking beauty.

Soursop trees will turn any space into a tropical get away indoors or out. This low maintenance tree is perfect for containers. If you live in an area that gets too cold for this tree simply place it in a pot and bring it indoors once the weather starts to get cold. 

Soursop trees are hard to find, so they are often in limited supply. Be sure to order yours before they're all gone.

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Customer Reviews

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Was great until temperature dropped.....
I purchased the 1-gallon tree in August 2014. It was growing and green until 1 week ago. The temperature dropped down in the low 40's in Georgia. I left it outside; but after 2 days the leaves were brown and have fallen off the tree. I did not know it would not survive in these temperatures. The instructions did not indicate to bring inside. I have now brought the tree inside; but all the leaves are gone. The trees seemed alive still; but just no leaves. Hoping, in a few weeks I will see new buds growing. If not, I purchased the warranty and will get a credit.
November 10, 2014
over 3 years ago
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I love my tree. it reminds me way back home when I was in the Philippines. I will recommend this tree to all my friends.
October 10, 2014
over 3 years ago
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Soursop Graviola
This tree is another one that I have just purchased this year. From what I have been reading, it has some very interesting medical properties. It is going to take quite a lot more research on my part; but, I am most interested in pursuing it further. It is very strong, very healthy and very beautiful.
November 17, 2014
over 3 years ago
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Received my soursop a little more than a week after I order nicely package and leaves are all green and looking healthy. I already make a ground preparations prior to its arrival and transfer it to the ground the same day. after about a week all its leaves turn yellow and start falling off, I guess the plant got a shock but it recover and now it has a lot of leaves all green and really looks great.
July 27, 2015
over 2 years ago
Soursop Tree Up Date!
It's doing great so far, the leaves are beautiful, overall looking very strong.
October 20, 2014
over 3 years ago
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Received the plant in good condition, not a single leaves feel off the tree and on the 3rd
Day soursop plant is out of stress and healthy....packaging is excellent. Will order
More from FGT.
September 5, 2015
over 2 years ago
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It is still in received pot on patio...has a new limb growing after one month since receiving it!
July 31, 2015
over 2 years ago
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I received my tree about a month ago. So far it is doing great. I transplanted it into a larger container that should keep for the next year. This is my first try with such a tree, so time will tell. It did arrive beautifully packaged and protected. I can't wait until it reaches the fruit bearing stage.
July 29, 2015
over 2 years ago
Good Customer Service, Good Produce
I purchased Soursop 3 gallons and received my Soursop yesterday, the plant looks so healthy, even the shipping takes little longer to South California. The price of the plant is okay compared with another nursery this plant much more than $100. Customer services people are very nice and professional, will recommend and do business with FGT again, thank you.
June 16, 2016
San Jose, , CA
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We haven't had the trees but a week and they look very well. One looks like she( jane )is sad but the other one( john) looks healthy and happy. I know this is silly but I do name all my trees.
Thank you
Janice Cabaniss
July 30, 2015
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Soursop 'Guanabana' Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Soursop 'Guanabana' 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.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Soursop 'Guanabana' 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.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

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 'Guanabana' Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Nutritional value
Erlinda M on Oct 14, 2016
This looks like a fun tree to try.
Judy P on Feb 26, 2016
Nutritional value
Erlinda M on Oct 14, 2016
...for a healthy plant that works well with giving health to the people that consume it's tea and fruit...
Anthony O on Mar 7, 2016
This looks like a fun tree to try.
Judy P on Feb 26, 2016
I had never heard of this tree so researched it and was intriged by the results.
Kat K on Aug 26, 2015
I ate this kind when I was in my country Viet Nam. Now 24 years over,since I left VN, I nerver come back, its mean that by such years I do not have a chance to taste it. Now I try to grow fruit tree even I don't have much experience to plant .
Van T on Aug 24, 2015
...for a healthy plant that works well with giving health to the people that consume it's tea and fruit...
Anthony O on Mar 7, 2016
I had never heard of this tree so researched it and was intriged by the results.
Kat K on Aug 26, 2015
What fertiziler es best for soursop tree?
Guillermo G on Feb 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can treat your Soursop tree with 10-10-10 fertilizer. We recommend using one-half pound of fertilizer for your tree the first year. You can split the amount and feed your plants quarterly. In the second year you can increase the amount to 1 pound. You also can divide this amount and feed your tree quarterly. Each year after that, you can use 3 pounds of fertilizer and that divide that amount up quarterly.
Can it tolerate cold winter weather in Southern California ?
Lolem on Jun 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm in zone 9 and have a 10 year old tree that has survived many winters down to 30F. It will lose it's leaves, but come Spring, it will come back strong.
I received my soursop tree, but was not pruned - can I prune it now or wait longer... was planted about a week ago....?
WALLY M on Jun 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would wait to prune it until early next spring... Since it is newly planted, I would let the plant concentrate on getting its root system established before subjecting it to pruning.
why do I have to buy another plant? isn't this tree self pollinating?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Soursop Tree is self pollinating, however if it has a mate to cross pollinate with it will produce a higher fruit yield. You do not have to buy another plant.
I plan to grow this tree in a container because the previous one planted in the ground died during the cold months despite all the covers I applied to the tree. Can you please tell me how to care for it as a container tree ? Thank you.
flora-75 on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When container planting a Soursop tree, use loose, sandy soil with an incorporation of compost of and/or prepared animal manure. Mix thoroughly. Do not fertilise until about 3 months of growth has passed, to avoid plant burn. Make sure that there is plenty of drainage through the container's bottom. Plant your soursop seedling with about 1/2 inch of the small trunk still exposed from the potting mix; water in thoroughly then water again a few hours later. Since should be able to rid the container of any air-pockets. You can now top-dress the soil with pea gravel (Chattahoochee pebbles.) Cover the entire top of your container with about 2 inches of these pebbles, then water in, again---until water readily drains out the bottom drain holes. Put containerised soursop into a patio location where there is only DIRECT morning sun. You don't want to stress the plant with too much summer's light and accumulated afternoon sun & heat. After about 90 days of the tree's planting, you can fertilise lightly with a timed-release plant food like Miracle Gro pellets in the green jug with the orange top. You tree should be grow rather rapidly now! Introduce it to a more sunny locale (South-facing exposure.) Continue to water, at least, still weekly (especially if no rains are forecasted.) Leave your Soursop in its container as is, but then when forecasts call for temperatures to be around a low 50 F. or (10 C.) bring your plant inside till next May, and situate your Soursop where in gets strong indoor light. Behind sheer curtains is excellent, as is a bathroom with a skylight in the ceiling. Rotate the plant a quarter tun every week to assure all leaves get equal sun. It is NOT NECESSARY to fertilise the Soursop when it's indoors. After early May, repeat the patio light plan as described above, This time however, you should lightly feed the plant with 4-5 tablespoons of Miracle Gro CITRUS & FRUIT TREE special granules, right after you put the plant outside (when night-time temperatures stay above 55-60 F. THe soursop should be (this year) situated where it will receive 6-8 hours of sunlight. Your containerised soursop should grow happily for maybe 8-10 more years! Good luck! Paul,The Wise Gardener!

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Is the Soursop Tree selfpolinating?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Soursop Tree is self pollinating, but these trees do much better with partners to cross pollinate with.
what zone is seattle?
tuy n on Oct 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Seattle appears to be in zone 8
how long will it take to see the guanabana fruit?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Your tree will most likely need about a year to get used to its new environment and should produce fruit during its 2nd year after being planted.
what happening with the plant in the fall and winter time if i plant that outside?
Gustavo V on Jul 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you are located in zones 9-11 you will be fine to plant the Soursop outdoors. If you are in zones 4-8, we recommend planting in a container so you can move the plant indoors during the winter.
do you eat the skin of the soursop?
melissa b on Jun 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, you do not eat the skin. You spoon the pulp with an ice cream scoop, out of the skin, after having cut through the Soursop in half. Repeat the same process with both halves. The texture is very much like a sorbet; icy yet creamy. The soursop flesh can then be frozen in plastic Zip bags. The easiest way to use is to take as much pulp as you would like to serve, out of the bag, and drop into a blender. Sweeten to taste (but usually not necessary.) Pour proportional amounts of heavy cream into the blender vase. Grate a little fresh cinnamon and mace into the blender vase. A few pieces of sectioned citrus adds a nice complimentary flavor to the soursop pulp. After thorough blending, return to the freezer but instead of using the blender container, an oblong casserole dish will serve as your mixture freezing container. After two hours, remove from your freezer. Let soften for about 7 minutes at room temperature, (or 20 minutes in the refrigerator.) Scrape soursop/fruit blend with ice cream scoop to form a ball of sherbet (as dairy was added, it is no longer a sorbet, but a sherbet.) Drizzle grenadine syrup over the ball of soursop and fruit mixture. Return to freezer for 15 minutes, then serve with Biscos sugar waters, or Scottish shortbread cookies. A delightful, tasty, and cooling summer tropical dessert. It should be served with iced tea with passion fruit & raspberries, or very colourful sugar-frosted glasses of pomegranate-lemonade. This makes a crowd-pleasing fruity summertime dessert that will elicit kudos from around the dining table! Paul, The Wise Gardener!
which country is the sour sop from?
Jayne S on Aug 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Our Soursop Trees are grown in the USA, however Soursop Trees originated in various South American countries like Brazil , Peru and many more.
Can this plant grow in Orlando, FL area?
Carlos M on Jan 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't recommend in-ground planting of Soursop in the Orlando area. A fifteen gallon clay container would be a good vessel for this tree. I would leave in a sunny winter window from Nov.10th to Mar. 15th in the Orlando area. It will happily return to lush growth by May outside. Water needs are reduced to once weekly in winter, then back to 2 or 3 times a week outside in the Florida heat!
How long after planting it will bear fruit?
Llura Q on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Soursop trees produce their first crop 3-5 years from seeding.
Does it do well in a container? Live in SD.
Jeanne S on May 26, 2017
Does it have cancer fighting properties?
Brian N on May 22, 2017
can two be planted in one pot ? If two make for better production,or would they "fight"
David S on Jan 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not recommend planting 2 trees in one container. The two would complete for nutrients and would likely fail to thrive.
If I plant this soursop in the ground,will it survive the winter here in Sacramento ? How long before it bear fruits.
luz l on Jul 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
It can take 2-3 years to produce.
Is the soursop tree also known as guyabano tree? Wondering if they are the same.
A shopper on Jul 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: In Spanish, it is referred to as a guanabana tree.
Are these tree non GMO? And pesticide free?
Alice C on Jul 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These trees are non GMO and they are pesticide free.
Can this tree be kept in a container inthe house?
Ena S on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can grow then indoors in a container near a sunny window.
The description says this tree gets rather large. If I live in an area that the plant has to be brought in during the winter, can I prune it back to keep it small? Or will it not be successful?
Michele V on Jul 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can keep it pruned to your desired height.
Are these Sour-Sop Trees Non GMO?
Ruth W on May 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All of our products are Non-GMO
I bought a plant last year. It was supposed to grow fast. It has not done that..What now?
darsee r on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are grow 12-18 inches a year. You could try fertilizing it with a 10-10-10 ratio fertilizer
I am in zone 6. Can it survive the winter or would it need to be in a greenhouse?
Starlene S on Jun 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The soursop tree is tropical, and will not take cold temperatures. You need to bring your plant indoors (a greenhouse is great, as it gets fairly tall, likes humidity and needs high light levels) when the temperatures go below 50 degrees F. It will lose its leaves but survive in the 40's, but it absolutely won't take temperatures in the thirties or below.
Can grow in Orlando Fl Area?
Carlos M on Jan 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Soursop Tree can grow in your area. The tree can actually be planted outdoors in zones 9-11.
What are the health benefits of the tree?
Alice C on Jul 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The nutrients present in soursop are amino acids, ascorbic acid, calcium, carbohydrates, iron, phosphorus, fibers, thiamine and riboflavin.

The ascorbic acid which increases the amount of antioxidants in the body and also help keep a number of infections and disorders at bay.

Soursop is also used as a remedy for cough, diarrhea, fever and indigestion. Including supplements of soursop will bring down the intensity of these conditions and also enhance recovery.
Can this tree be grown in a pot? Or in the ground only?
Brett H on Jul 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Im currently growing my soursop tree in a 15 gal. Pot and it's doing great.
Is this tree tolerant of wind?
William S on Oct 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine has been subject to the Californian santa Anna's and it's looking pretty good I'd definitely suggest sheltering it for the first few months the leaves are susceptible to wind burn if the tree is not well irrigated or established.
Is the state of Florida allows to have this tree in your yard?
Jorane D on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm leaving in Jacksonville, Florida and I do want to order the tree so I can have it in my yard.
How tall will the Sour Sop Tree get?
Ralph on Aug 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: These grow about 30-40 ft under correct conditions (protected from frost until mature, warm/humid weather). Can be trimmed to obtain a large "shrub" canopy. It's evergreen. Plant I got was about 3-4 ft tall in good condition, growing fast as soon as hit the ground.

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