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poshe-te Fruit plant (Annona scleroderma)

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Plant Type

Annona scleroderma (Poshe-te, Cawesh):

Scientific Name: Annona scleroderma

Common Names: Poshe-te, Cawesh

General Information:

Species of tree in the Annonaceae family.

Found in Central America, particularly in South Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Known for its delicious and aromatic fruit, which is best eaten raw fresh from the tree.

Cream-colored flesh with a creamy banana pineapple flavor and a soft texture.

Edible Uses:

Fruit: Eaten raw, has a delicious and aromatic flavor. Described as having a richer flavor than soursop (A. muricata) with a suggestion of the flavor of white sapote (Casimiroa edulis). The fruit has a creamy banana-pineapple-like flavor, considered one of the most flavorful and refreshing fruits in the genus.

Seeds: Usually breed true to type. Can be sown in individual pots, not deeper than 2cm, at 21°C.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Special Feature

One of the most flavorful and refreshing Annona's and high in calcium and phosphorus, as well as vitamins


The cream-colored flesh of the fruit has a creamy banana-pineapple flavor, and a soft texture. Said to be one of the most flavorful and refreshing Annona's