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African Custard-Apple Fruit Plant (Annona Senegalensis)

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African Custard-Apple (Annona Senegalensis):

Common Names: African Custard-Apple, Wild Custard Apple, Wild Soursop, Sunkungo, Dorgot

Botanical Name: Annona senegalensis

General Information:

Type: Flowering plant in the Annonaceae family

Origin: Native to Western tropical Africa - Senegal to Kenya, south to Zimbabwe

Size: Multi-stemmed deciduous shrub, usually 2 - 6 meters tall

In favorable conditions, especially in East Africa, it can become tree-like, reaching up to 11 meters tall

Fruit: Yellow to orange fruit, around 5 cm in diameter

Edible yellow to orange pulp with a pleasant, pineapple-like aroma and the flavor of apricots

Health Benefits:

Custard fruit contains polyphenolic compounds that help fight against chronic conditions, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular issues, and neurodegenerative conditions.

Essential oils in custard fruits, when extracted, have antiparasitic and antimalarial properties.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate.