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Angelonia angustiflolia, Angelonia goyazensis, Angel Mist, Summer Snapdragon, Angel Flower

Angelonia angustiflolia, Angelonia goyazensis

Angel Mist, Summer Snapdragon, Angel Flower
Family: Plantaginaceae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersFragrantDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Angelonia is a relatively new species to the world commercial market. Every part of plant has fragrance. When you water them the smell comes stronger. It likes bright sun and water a lot. Grow faster at the cool place. Blooms all year round.





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Anguloa sp., Tulip Orchid
Anguloa ruckeri

Anguloa sp.

Tulip Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrantDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Anguloa sp. is a small shrub grows from 2-5 ft, making it ideal for containers or small gardens. It prefers semi-shade to full sun, with regular watering. In hot regions it needs Moderate water for optimal health, and grows best in USDA Zones 9-11. When in season it presents large, showy blooms in shades of pink, white, and off-white, red and crimson, even vinous and yellow-orange. The blooms are sweetly fragrant, having strong scent of cinnamon, and attract both butterflies and hummingbirds.

When growing in a pot in colder regions, it's important to keep it sheltered from any frost. The soil should be kept slightly moist, not wet, so it is advisable to water only when the soil slightly dries up. Frequent misting may also help to keep some moisture around the plant. A layer of mulch in winter can help protect the roots from any natural frost.

Overall Tulip Orchids are a moderately easy to care for plant. As long as the climate is hospitable and given the right balance of water and sun, the reward of large, show stopping blooms is worth the effort.





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Annona cherimola x Annona squamosa, Atemoya

Annona cherimola x Annona squamosa

Atemoya
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: West Tropical Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterDeciduous plantEdibleSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Atemoyas are small-to-medium-size trees growing to about twenty-five to thirty feet at maturity with about the same spread. Flowers are produced along with new growth in the spring following a winter dormancy period, and the fruit usually begin maturing in late August through the end of October. Atemoyas look very similar in some cases to sugar apples, except they have a smoother skin and the individual segments aren't quite as obvious. Most atemoyas have fewer seeds, too, than sugar apples, which makes them a lot easier to eat as a fresh fruit.





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Annona reticulata, Custard Apple (Chirimoya - Cuba), Corazon

Annona reticulata

Custard Apple (Chirimoya - Cuba), Corazon
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: West Indies to Central America & South Mexico
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftRegular waterDeciduous plantEdible

Annona reticulata, otherwise known as Custard Apple (Chirimoya - Cuba), is a small tree that grows to 10-20 ft tall. This deciduous plant is native to West Indies to Central America and South Mexico, and grows in USDA Zone 9-11. It is relatively easy to maintain; as long as it is provided with regular water, mulching, organic soil, fertilization and irrigation in extended drought periods.

The Custard Apple tree has fragrant, inconspicuous flowers that hang down in drooping clusters. The fruit, ranging in size from 4" to 6" in diameter, is roundish to heart-shaped to irregular and has a tough, thin skin that varies in colour from yellow to brown to red when ripe. The flesh of the fruit is thick and creamy-white and has a custard-like texture. Redder fruits have a hint of pink in the flesh and red lines running through. The taste of the fruit can vary significantly, but the best ones are sweet and juicy with a distinctive flavor.

This versatile and edible fruit offers numerous health benefits. It is packed with antioxidants and vitamins such as Vitamin C, B-complex and minerals like magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and minerals. Custard Apple is also a good source of dietary fiber. A mature tree can produce up to 15-20 fruits in a single season, making it a great option for home gardens. In areas with cold climates, the tree can be grown in a container and kept inside when temperatures drop below 30s F.

All in all, the Custard Apple tree is an undemanding species that produces a nutritious fruit. With proper care and maintenance, this attractive plant can be a wonderful addition to any garden.





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Annona reticulata - Custard Apple

Large fruit with an opaque, light-red surface. The flesh is dark-pink with a good aroma and taste. It is a vigorous, productive cultivar. This variety is above average quality and not gritty.
Red Custard-Apple. Very rare fruit similar to Sugar Apple. Bigger fruit with dark red skin and pulp, superior flavor. Erect growing tree, rounded to spreading. The fruit is 4" to 6" in diameter, roundish to heart-shaped to irregular. Flesh is thick creamy-white and custard-like. Red fruits sometimes have pink flesh or red lines running through the flesh. Season: Late Winter to Spring.

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Annona squamosa, Sugar Apple, Custard Apple, Sweetsop-Anon, Sweetsop, Atis, Sitafal, Seetha Payam, Araticum, Sharifa

Annona squamosa

Sugar Apple, Custard Apple, Sweetsop-Anon, Sweetsop, Atis, Sitafal, Seetha Payam, Araticum, Sharifa
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: Tropical America
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterFragrantDeciduous plantEdible

Very highly regarded in tropical and subtropical areas. Fruits with sweet custard-like pulp are from 3 to 5 inches in diameter with a lumpy green skin and upon maturity the fruit has a bluish or white blush. Some varieties are developed that have a red blush or red skin which are much more attractive. At maturity fruits have a custard like white pulp with small black seeds and the sweet flesh is eaten fresh or used for milkshakes and ice creams. Sugar apples make great container plants, too, so if you don't have much space try growing these in a 10 or 15 gallon tub, and they will still reward you with a number of delicious fruit. Older trees may continue fruiting into January during warm winter. Trees reach full dormancy during cold winters. Varieties: Thai-Lessard, Kampong Mauve.





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Annona squamosa - Vietnam Sugar Apple Na Di

Sugar Apple, new rare variety Na Di (Na Dai, Nadi)...  more

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Annona squamosa var. Thai-Lessard, Green Sugar Apple

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Annona sp var. White Giant - Large White Sugar Apple

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