Saturday, November 19, 2011


This is my soursop or guanabana, scientifically known as Annona muricata, in fruiting season, which is this month. It is the most tropical of all the annonas and is native to Tropical America. This is supposed to be the best testing annona fruit of them all. It is extremely cold sensitive and cannot tolerate long periods of temperature less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I have lost at least three of these trees because once in a long while, it does dip into the low 40's in Miami and the guanabana would die. This time, it has a few flowers and I am not sure that any fruits would come from them. The reason being that this tree is not receiving enough sun light because of the neighboring big trees that give too much shade. That's too bad because this is the most delicious annona with the best flavor. The fruits are beautiful and quite large. If there is such thing as a miracle and a fruit or two form and mature on this tree, I will show you what they look like, but please do not hold your breath.

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