Grows 25-30 feet tall
plant hardiness zones 10 and 11 in
rich, well-drained soil with 5 to 6.5 pH
Seeds are viable for up to six months
but better success by planting 30 days of harvest
Seeds should be washed before planting in moist soil in the shade
germination is usually 15-30 days but can be longer
Annona muricata. Soursop tastes likes guava and pear, and has the aroma of pineapple. The fresh fruit is ideal to eat “as is” or raw, but it is also great for use in drinks, cocktails, and sorbets. Although soursop is a relative of cherimoya, it grows in the tropical lowlands (for example, less than 1,000 feet). They grow to about 25-30 feet tall. Most people select seed from delicious and ideal fruits for propagation, although some people prefer to air layering, budding or grafting. Soursops begin to bear fruit at 3-5 years old. The fruit may ripen year round but tends to peak in the middle of summer.