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Re: Sugar apple


Cathy, no ornamental value. The flowers are quite small and hang down; you wouldn't even see them if you weren't looking for them.

Donna, you eat them.

Kitty, when they are mature they are about the size of my fist. They will ripen on the kitchen counter, and that's the safest way to do it [reduces theft by two and four legged varmints]. When they are ripe, you split them in half, top to bottom, The flesh is creamy white, sweet, aromatic, and delicious. One just eats it with a spoon, like a cantaloupe. It has several seeds about the size of watermelon seeds, but you don't eat them--give you a belly if you did. It's truly one of the best of all tropical fruits.


On Saturday, July 31, 2004, at 11:14 AM, cathy carpenter wrote:


Do the trees have an ornamental value, or are they primarily grown for the fruit?
Cathy
On Saturday, July 31, 2004, at 06:21 AM, Donna wrote:


Can't say as I ever seen one around here LOL!

Are the fruits edible in any form, or just ornamental?

Donna



If you've never seen a sugar apple [aka sweetsop], here's a link to mine:

http://plantsdatabase.com/showimage/50748/


Island Jim Southwest Florida 27.0 N, 82.4 Zone 10a Minimum 30 F [-1 C]

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