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Veliyath Gardens

Red Ilama Fruit Plant (Annona Diversifolia)

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Plant Type
  • Common Name: Ilama

    • Botanical Name: Annona Diversifolia
  • General Information:

    • Native to Central America - Southern Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador
    • Deciduous tree.
    • Erect or spreading crown.
    • Often branched from ground level with 3 - 6 main stems.
    • Stunning, bright red-colored fruit.
    • Strawberry-flavored.
    • Smooth, creamy, melting-fleshed custard apple.
    • Considered one of the nicest fruits in the Annonaceae family.
  • Cultivation Information:

  • Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years

  • Maintenance Required: Moderate

  • Nutritional Information:

    • High in calcium and phosphorus.
    • Rich in vitamin C and iron.
    • Source of protein and carbohydrates.
    • Contains important amino acids like lysine, methionine, threonine, and tryptophan.
  • Summary:

    • Ilama, scientifically known as Annona Diversifolia, is a deciduous tree native to Central America. It features an erect or spreading crown and often branches from ground level. The fruit is a stunning, bright red custard apple with a strawberry flavor and creamy, melting flesh, highly regarded in the Annonaceae family. Ilama is commonly cultivated in gardens and orchards, particularly in its native region, with a moderate level of maintenance required. The tree typically starts fruiting 3 to 4 years after planting. Nutritionally, Ilama fruits are rich in calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron, protein, and essential amino acids.

Planting and Care

Needs warm, most soils in hot, humid climates, thrives with regular year-round irrigation or in areas where rainfall is equally distributed throughout the year

Special Feature

Ilama fruits are high in calcium and phosphorus, as well as vitamin C and iron. They’re also a source of protein and carbohydrates, and contain important amino acids like lysine, methionine, threonine and tryptophan.


A stunning, bright red coloured, strawberry flavoured, smooth, creamy, melting fleshed custard apple. These variety is said to be one of the best fruit in Annonaceae family .