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Annona glabra, Pond Apple, Alligator Apple, Monkey Apple

Annona glabra

Pond Apple, Alligator Apple, Monkey Apple
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: West Indies
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow, orange flowersEdibleFlood tolerant

Pond apple (Annona glabra) native to swamplands of the southeastern United States. Although not as tasty as its tropical relatives (usually eaten raw, but sometimes made into jellies and wine), pond apple provides an important food source for wildlife of this region. Pond apple's can stand immense flooding and spend weeks at a time with their roots under water. The pond apple is very useful as a rootstock for other Annona species.

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