Sugar apple seedlings seem to be native to southeastern Mexico, in dry areas and up to 1000 m in altitude, although it grows well in regions of medium humidity. The plant is a small tree that grows wild in many places in the north of South America, Central America, and the Caribbean region.
Features of Sugar Apple Seedlings
- The variety grows early naturally, with larger fruits.
- The Sugar Apple seedlings grow optimally at a temperature ranging between 50f and 85F. The plant can resist some level of heat and drought.
- The compound fruit produced is nearly round, ovoid, or conical; 2 1/3 to 4 in (6-10 cm) long.
- The use of “companion planting” is effective in the prevention of pests.
- They have moderate watering requirements and are typically transplanted at 5metres distance apart.
- The sweetsop once mature, continues to bring forth fruits for many more years.
- The sugar apple fruits besides being very delicious and creamy, are rich in sugar, protein, and phosphorus.
- It promotes a healthy heart.
- It’s ideal for pregnant women and lactating mothers. Sweetsop contains a high amount of folate (folic acid), which is a super vital vitamin for pregnant women and lactating mothers.
- Sweetsop is an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants thus helping to minimize the risk of asthma attacks.
- It regulates sugar levels and controls blood pressure levels.
- It promotes healthy bones.
- The ideal treatment of the hair prevents anaemia and helps in the treatment of infections.