Our Growing Practice: We believe that growing high quality foods require high quality soil; therefore, the ingredients we use for growing are of higher standards compared to the conventional systems. All our plants are grown in full organic soil, GMO FREE, and are not treated with any chemicals or pesticide. Our plants are organically grown and packed in Florida USA.
Sugar Apples, often referred to as 'sweetsops', have a unique shape, similar to a heart and light green skin that's divided up into sections. Its conical nature causes the fruit to look like a green pinecone at first, but since the fruit is split among different sections it's very easy to split apart and eat fresh, right off the tree.
SUGAR APPLE PLANT CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
- First, select an area with well-drained soil and full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily). If you're outside of the growing zone for the Sugar Apple, you can plant in a pot and place indoors - preferably in front of a sunny window. To plant, dig your hole large enough to accommodate the tree's root ball, place your tree, backfill the soil, and water to settle the roots. Finally, apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch around the tree to retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
- If you're planting for indoor growth, select a container that's about twice the size of your plant's shipped container (and ensure it has drainage holes), use organic soil, place your tree in the pot, and find a spot in front of a sunny window for growth.
- Soil Requirements – Sugar apple trees aren’t very demanding when it comes to soil. They grow well in poor and stony soil that has a pH between 7 and 8. This plant performs well in sandy and clay to loamy soil, but if you want to provide the most favorable conditions to your sugar apple tree, you should make sure that the soil is deep, fertile, looser, and neutral to slightly alkaline. The soil should be well-draining. Wet soil can promote diseases in sugar apple trees.
- Fertilizer – Feed your young tree every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season with a complete fertilizer.
- Water – Generally, you'll water about once a week. But if you're not sure when to water, simply check your soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it's time to water your tree. For container-planted trees, water until you see drainage from your pot's drainage holes.
- Temperature Requirements – The most optimum temperature for growing sugar apple trees is around 50 F – 85 F (10 – 30 C). Despite being a tropical tree, the sugar apple has some resistance to the cold. However, when the temperature falls below 32 F (0 C), emerging seedlings and young plants die.
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