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Poshe-te

Annona scleroderma

a.k.a. Cawesh, Wild Red Custard Apple

An uncommon Annona with a creamy banana-pineapple like flavor. Said to be one of the most flavorful and refreshing Annona's, but the poshe-te is still elusive outside its native range.

Seed Availability

Seeds are now available at our seed store.

Description

Trees are very large, up to 50+ft tall. Flowering occurs from previous years' growth, fruiting lasts from December to April.

Hardiness

Unknown.

Growing Environment

Unknown.

Propagation

Usually by seed, which sprout in about a month if fresh. If stored for several months, seeds may take up to six months to sprout. Trees produce after about four years from seed.

Uses

Eaten fresh. The poshe-te is an unremarkable fruit in appearance. Unlike some other Annona's, the pulp is not fibrous. Many fruits tend to be quite seedy. The skin is usually quite tough.

Native Range

Native to the Atlantic slope of Southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras. Occasionally cultivated in Guatemala.

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