Annona muricata L.

Common Names

Guanabana, Nanqka, Prickly custard apple, Soursop


Green-brown or yellow-green, heart-shaped, warts, many long curved fleshy spines, hard brownish-black pip, many black seeds, white flesh, 6-9 inches long.


Philippines, South America, Vietnam


Host for fruit flies (including Anastrepha spp., Bactrocera spp., & Ceratitis spp.), scale, mealybugs, and moths (Gelechiidae, Lycaenidae).

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