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Soncoya Fruit Plants (Annona Purpurea)

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Plant Type

Soncoya Fruit (Annona Purpurea):

Botanical Name: Annona Purpurea

Common Names: Soncoya, Sincuya, Cabeza De Negro

General Information:

Family: Annonaceae

Native to: Mexico, Central America, parts of South America

Size: Small to medium tree, reaching a maximum of 6 to 10 meters (20 to 33 ft)

Rounded and wide, Felt-textured brown skin with hooklike projections, Hard to cut open when ripe, Many seeds with a germination time of 1 to 6 months.

Medicinal Uses:

Juice used as a remedy for fevers, Inner bark used for preparing teas, often to treat dysentery.

Cultivation Information: Can be container-grown

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 4-5 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

Requires a very warm and wet climate

Special Feature

Soncoya juice is regarded as a remedy for fever and chills, it is also given to relieve jaundice.


The pulp is eaten raw or is strained for juice, drunk as a beverage or folk remedy. Extracts from the seeds are poisonous which are mostly used as an insecticide. Juice from the fruit is sometimes used as a remedy for fevers. Its inner bark is used for preparing teas, often to treat dysentery.