Custard Apple Red(Grafted) - Fruit Plants & Tree
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Custard Apple is Botanically known as Annona squamosa from the Annonaceae family. Common names are Sitaphal, Sugar apple red, Sweetsop. It is a small many-branched semi-evergreen tree. This is a deep red variety of the regular custard apple. It is equally sweet. A small growing fruit tree that requires no care. Can be planted in any corner of the garden. The fruits are delicious. Requires less water and does best in dry climates. This tree should only be planted outdoors in frost-free areas protected from cold winds. It is best grown in rich, evenly moist but well-drained soils in full sun Read More
Custard Apple is Botanically known as Annona squamosa from the Annonaceae family. Common names are Sitaphal, Sugar apple red, Sweetsop. It is a small many-branched semi-evergreen tree. This is a deep red variety of the regular custard apple. It is equally sweet. A small growing fruit tree that requires no care. Can be planted in any corner of the garden. The fruits are delicious. Requires less water and does best in dry climates. This tree should only be planted outdoors in frost-free areas protected from cold winds. It is best grown in rich, evenly moist but well-drained soils in full sun to semi-shade.
MAXIMUM HEIGHT - It can reach up to 2-4 meters.
BLOOMING YEAR - It blooms in the summer & spring seasons (May-September) in many parts of India, sometimes it may vary based on the climate of a particular area.
FRUITING TIME - Edible fruiting will start within a year or after 1 year of purchase.
SPECIAL FEATURE - Sugar-apple is high in energy, an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, a good source of thiamine and vitamin B6, and provides vitamin B2, B3 B5, B9, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium in fair quantities.
The ripe fruits are edible, some are eaten raw but most often they are used in preserves, drinks, ice cream, puddings, etc.
INSIDE THE BOX
|1.||Custard apple red(Grafted)||2-3 Feet Height|
|2.||Growing Pot (Black color)||6 Inch|
*above specifications are for indicative purposes only, actual dimensions may slightly vary.
LIGHT CONDITION - Grows well in hot and dry climates. It can tolerate long periods of dry weather. Grows well in the winter season. Minimum more than 6 hours of Direct Sunlight needed.
WATERING SCHEDULE - Water when the topsoil(2-3inch) feels dry to touch. Always maintain moisture near the root zone. Water to plants at least during flowering and fruits development is essential.
SOIL TYPE - The soil should be well-drained, fertile & rich in organic content.
FERTILIZER APPLICATION - Initially up to 1 year apply any organic fertilizer once in a month. After full establishment applies any organic fertilizer 2-3 times in a year or specifically during the flowering season.
PLANT PROTECTION - Generally it doesn't affect major pests so, apply Neem Oil if found any attack of insects & pests for primary treatment.
INITIAL CARE FOR 10-15 DAYS JUST AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PLANT
- Remove the Packaging Materials carefully.
- Press the soil in the pot & add additional soil(garden mix) if necessary.
- Maintain moisture in the pot, Do not overwater it may kill your plant, so make sure that the soil should be dry between watering.
- Provide support with stick/moss stick(vine plant) in order to make straight growth, for needed plant only.
- Make sure that plants get enough indirect bright light for 10-15 days & do not go for immediate transplanting(minimum 1-2 months)
- Just prune if any branch of the plant is get damaged in transit. It happens very rarely.
- In the case of Grafted Plant, if found any shoots arising from below the grafting portion then prune it immediately.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Every, fruit plants vary in their fruiting time, depends on location, climate & age of the plants. Generally, Grafted fruit plants starts fruiting within 2 years of planting, where as non-grafted plants take more than 2 years. You can check the fruiting time of each plant in the plant description.
No, Majority of fruit plants are not delivered with fruits. But some grafted fruit plants can be delivered with fruits and flowers mostly Citrus, Guava, Star fruit, Fig, Ber etc. But it is recommended to remove the flowers during early days, so that plants can get more branches and physical strength.
Grafting is a technique where two plants part are combined together so that they can grow together. Most commonly seen in Mango. Air Layering is also a vegetative propagation technique where a plant is produced while it is still attached to its parent's plants. Commonly seen in Guava. Stem cutting is a vegetative propagation technique, where soft, semi-hard, or hardwood stem is cut with 2-3 nodes and used for the multiplication of plants. Commonly seen in flowering & ornamental plants.
Yes, the grafted fruit trees produce fruit earlier, than the non-grafted fruit plants.
These are some of the rare and new fruit plants and it's varities, which are not avialable everywhere in our country.
Remove the plant from its pot. Make sure to not disturb the root ball. Place the plant in a prepared pit(1x1ft) or slightly bigger pot than the current pot. Firm the soil around the plant with your hands. Water well till it drains out from the drainage hole.
In order to maintain the good shape of the plants, proper care should be taken from the beginning like the pruning of unwanted and diseased parts of plants, stalking to young plants, regular maintenance of plants.
In General, a grafted/air layered/hybrid fruit takes 2 years for fruiting, whereas seeded grown plants take 4-5 years of time for fruiting. But it may vary depending on the plant types.
In general if your soil weell drained, fertile and organic in nature, it will produce good quality fruit. Sandy-loamy is the most preferable soil used for fruit plants.
Size and taste of each fruit plants varies depending on the varieties. You can find more details about each fruit plants in terms of size and taste in the description of individual plants.
Initial first 2 years are very important to feed the plants with organic manure and fertilizers regularly. It is recommended to add organic manure or compost to each plant in every 3 months of time intervals. Do not go for Chemical fertilizers it will weaken the plants in future.
Plastic pots with drainage holes preferably work best as they are lighter to move around. Any other container which is light in weight with a drainage hole can also work to grow fruit plants.
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