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Red Arachitchu Fruit plant (Annona Cornifolia)

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Red Arachitchu (Annona Cornifolia)

Botanical Name: Annona Cornifolia

Common Names: Red Arachitchu, Ariticum De Raposa, Ata De Cobra, Atinha Do Campo.

General Information:

Native to South America - Central and Eastern Brazil, Bolivia.

A slow-growing shrub reaching 2 - 3 meters in height.

Prefers a sunny position.

Thrives in acidic, sandy soils.

Requires good drainage for optimal growth.

Orange-red fruit with a diameter of about 2 - 3 cm.

Contains a very sweet orange-to-red pulp.

Health Benefits: Orchid flowers, including those of Annona Cornifolia, are known for their stress-relieving properties. Used in herbal medicines to promote mental peace.

Culinary Uses: The sweet orange-to-red pulp of the fruit can be consumed directly or used in culinary applications. It can be incorporated into various dishes, cooked with vegetables, or prepared as juice.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate