Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 10-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10-20 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Annona squamosa 'NaDai'
- Does Not Ship To:
Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
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.
Customer Reviews & Photos
- sugar apple
Sugar Apple arrived in Florida, on time and well shipped. Had lots of leaves and was planted with Root Rocket and soil form the company. Seems to be doing well, but there is some black on the leaves. It doesn't seems to be effecting the plant. It seems to be taking, as there is no sign of stress. Still waiting for new growth and to taste a Sugar Apple for the first time.
Ships fast, and in good
Ships fast, and in good condition
Great tropical fruit tree
I purchased the 1-2 ft sugar apple tree at the end of March-2019 since the larger tree was not available at that time. When I received it, I was very disappointed at first because it came in not quite a foot tall (11 3/4 inches to be exact) and the leaves were kinda dried out. I called Fast-Growing-Trees Customer Service and the agent told me that's normal when the tree underwent stress during packing and transporting. She told me to follow the potting instruction and the tree would came back. I immediately potted the tree and the tree gradually came back alive about a month later. Then it started growing and shooting vigorously. Now, in October after potting it for 6 months, it is now between 4ft - 5ft tall and branches out nicely. I live in zone 7b; so, I will have to bring her inside when colder weather comes. I love this tree and I am very happy with the purchase.
So Far So Good
Just wanted to share. Sugar apple arrived looking like a twig in April of this year. Now it’s October and it grew pretty fast and looking normal. Hopefully it will survive this winter in Bay Area zone 9b.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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|
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 - 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 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|