|Mature Height:||10-20 ft.|
|Mature Width:||10-20 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Annona squamosa 'NaDai'|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors|
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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉)
Produces Tons Of Delicious, Sweet And Creamy Fruit
The Sugar Apple tree, also known as the 'annona squamosal', is a unique tropical tree that's the clear winner amongst its competition because it produces a distinctive fruit with an individual look and tropical flavor that blows people away.
Sugar apples taste like a sweet vanilla custard with a hint of pineapple. Its smooth and slightly grainy texture makes this fruit a delight to snack on. While most Sugar Apples are eaten fresh, they can also be used in desserts and for making juices.
Don't fight yourself from eating one Sugar Apple after another, because they are packed with vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin A, C, potassium and more. Sugar Apples are the perfect refreshing and healthy snack.
Sugar Apples, often referred to as 'sweetsops', have a unique shape, similar to a heart and light green skin that's divided up into sections. Its conical nature causes the fruit to look like a green pinecone at first, but since the fruit is split among different sections it's very easy to split apart and eat fresh, right off the tree.
Once you pull your Sugar Apple apart you'll find soft and creamy flesh on the inside that's divided into sections. Simply pick out the white flesh sections one by one and eat them for a rush of rich tropical flavors.
You don't have to live without Sugar Apple trees, because they will grow anywhere. They'll give your landscape a lush tropical feel if planted in the ground, and they also thrive in containers. They can be placed around porches, patios, and inside any room to liven it up with their long and slender exotic leaves.
Sugar Apple Trees produce an irresistible fruit that people can't wait to try. They're selling out fast, so we recommend ordering yours today before they are all gone.
Sugar Apple Tree (Sweetsop Tree) Pollination
Sugar Apple Tree (Sweetsop Tree)s are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Sugar Apple Tree (Sweetsop Tree) will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: First, select an area with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily). If you're outside of the growing zone for the Sugar Apple, you can plant in a pot and place indoors - preferably in front of a sunny window.
To plant, dig your hole large enough to accommodate the tree's root ball, place your tree, backfill the soil, and water to settle the roots.
Finally, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch around the tree to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
If you're planting for indoor growth, select a container that's about twice the size of your plant's shipped container (and ensure it has drainage holes), use organic soil, place your tree in the pot, and find a spot in front of a sunny window for growth.
2. Watering: Generally, you'll water about once a week. But if you're not sure when to water, simply check your soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it's time to water your tree.
For container-planted trees, water until you see drainage from your pot's drainage holes.
3. Fertilizing: Feed your young tree every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season with a complete fertilizer.
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 3rd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 10th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 29th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Growing well. I do not know how long it will take for the tree to bear fruit.
very good the tree came on time and in good condition
It is okay at this time.
I bought this 1 ft - 2 ft apple tree (only this size was available at that time) in March 2019. I was kinda disappointed because it came in right at about a foot tall. I planted it as per FGT instruction in a pot because I live in Atlanta GA, zone 7b and I will have to bring it indoor during the winter. By the fall of 2019 just before I brought it inside, this tree had grown to about 4 ft tall and branched out nicely. Throughout the winter, the tree gradually dropped its leaves. We had a very unpredictable winter this year when the weather was warming up then snapped with frigid weather. So by early May I still didn't see any sign of the tree coming back and I thought that I lost it. However, by Mother's Day weekend, I saw the buds started cracking out and the tree has been coming back nicely. In the summer, it produced flowers and I hand-pollinated them. As a result, I got 17 little fruits (some were self-pollinated and some were hand-pollinated). However, I think the tree is still very young (being never trimmed, it's only 5ft- 6ft tall now) and cannot provide sufficient nutrition to its fruits, so most of the fruit gradually drop. Now at the end of September, I have 4 fruits left but I am very happy to see them keep growing bigger. I will get to taste the fruit after just 1 year and a half of labor and it is well worth it.
The tree is very healthy . It’s in the ground now. Best packing ever. Have to come back and give progress once it starts to grow