CUSTARD APPLE SOURSOP ANNONA RETICULATA SEEDS DELICIOUS COOKED CUSTARD AND PEAR TASTE! SMALL TREE $2.30

ALSO CALLED SOURSOP – CUSTARD APPLE! A WONDERFUL FRUIT WITH REALLY HEALTHY BENEFITS AND THE TASTE OF SWEET CUSTARD! CUSTARD APPLE IS ALSO CALLED SOURSOP AND IS ONE OF THE FEW TROPICAL FRUITS THAT ARE READY TO BE EATEN IN WINTER!
It’s a small, upright tree to 9 metres in it’s natural environment but usually does not grow as tall when potted or outside it’s natural range. It will bear many fruits a year once established. Fruits range in size from 400 grams to 1.5 kilos!
Custard apples contain anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, which helps to fight free radicals in our body. It is also high in potassium and magnesium that protects our heart from cardiac disease. Not only that, it also controls our blood pressure. Custard apples contain Vitamin A, which keeps your skin and hair healthy.
The easiest way to eat custard apples is to just cut it in half or pull apart with your hands and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh to eat. Try adding a little lime juice for a complementary flavour. The taste of a custard apple has been described as like sweet custard mixed with cooked apple or pear flesh.
While research suggests soursop can fight cancer, it has not been studied in humans.
Custard apples have a deliciously creamy texture, sweet taste and are best enjoyed fresh or as a simple yet impressive dessert. Custard apples are eaten when soft and only the flesh is eaten.
Custard apples can range in size, from 500g – 1.5kg, which makes them perfect to share with family and friends. You can simply enjoy them fresh by cutting a custard apple in half and scooping out the flesh.
Custard apples pair well with other fruits such as banana, pineapple, papaya and orange and with flavours such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, vanilla and honey. They are also superb as a simple dessert. Here are some ideas!
Serve a custard apple with shredded coconut and nuts on top of breakfast cereal for a morning treat!
Tease out the flesh from a custard apple, discarding the skin and black seeds, and pop the flesh into a blender with ice cream, milk and honey for a decadent smoothie!
How to plant:
STORE SEEDS IN YOUR FRIDGE (NORMAL SHELF).
SOAK FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE PLANTING IN ROOM TEMP. WATER. Plant in fertile soil with a good compost element. Plant about 2cm deep, cover and keep moist, plant in warmer months of the year or under a cloche or on top of a heated mat.

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