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Annona Fruit Identification
« on: July 20, 2019, 09:04:11 PM »
Hello everyone! I need your help in identifying this annona I bought at the farmers market. It was labeled under 'Chirimoya'.

I asked the vendor and he said it was local from South Florida. I was under the impression from reading the forum that Chirimoyas don't grow in South Florida. See pictures of the fruit below. Let me know what you think it is!  ;D





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Re: Annona Fruit Identification
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 09:37:13 PM »
Looks like "Annona montana"

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Re: Annona Fruit Identification
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 09:41:03 PM »
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pond+apple&FORM=HDRSC2

It does resemble the Pond Apple, but i see some differences in the fruit I have. Mainly in the skin texture?

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Re: Annona Fruit Identification
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2019, 09:43:09 PM »
Looks like "Annona montana"

Could be, the pictures online do have a closer resemblance to the fruit I have. Whats throwing me off is the little spikes on most pictures, mines has smooth skin. Maybe removed for shipping?
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Re: Annona Fruit Identification
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 10:02:54 PM »
Looks like "Annona montana"

Could be, the pictures online do have a closer resemblance to the fruit I have. Whats throwing me off is the little spikes on most pictures, mines has smooth skin. Maybe removed for shipping?

I think so, or the spikes were all broken when the fruit was in transit.

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Re: Annona Fruit Identification
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2019, 07:10:37 PM »
Update: Fruit fully ripen today and I was able to confirm that its an Annona Montana, aka Mountain Soursop.

Taste is not the best, but I am making the best of the fruit in two ways. One is for a 'smoothie' like drink, and second i'll be using the seeds to grow as root stock for other compatible annonas.

Willing to experiment a bit with this one, ultimately want to graft some cherimoya varieties to see if I can get some fruits in South Florida.


 

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