The offered product is a high-quality soursop seedling for planting soursop trees. The soursop tree can reach a height of 30 feet and is soil tolerant. It flourishes in well-drained, sandy soil with a pH of 5-6.5. Soursop is a tropical specimen and does not tolerate cold or strong sustained winds. It will, however, grow at sea level and up to elevations of 3,000 feet in tropical climes.
Nursery/ Transplantation of Soursop Seedlings
- Transplant 12-inch-high seedlings into the yard in the spring, spacing them at least 12 feet apart.
- Dig holes large enough to contain the root ball of each plant.
- Cover the base of the plant with soil, then add 3 inches of mulch to keep it moist.
- Water soursop plants often enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet, during hot weather.
- When the weather turns cool in the winter, reduce water intake. Soursop plants tolerate drought well but can develop pest problems if kept too wet.
- Treat soursop plants with 10-10-10 fertilizer.
Benefits of soursop
- Soursop is high in vitamin C, an antioxidant known to boost immune health.
- The fruit’s fibrous white flesh can be eaten fresh or used in making food varieties, such as custards, ice creams, and even drinks.
- It contains a daily recommended allowance of fibre which helps with digestion.
- Soursop possesses potential anti-carcinogenic effects.
- It is a good source of healthy essential nutrients and helps to lower high blood pressure.
- Soursop helps to fight inflammation and provides antibacterial effects.
- It is can help to calm the irritation and itching of the skin.
- Soursop can promote a healthy scalp by eradicating dandruff easily.
- Note: Once planted, soursop seedlings are highly sensitive to changes in the climate. The planted seedlings need to be kept indoors for at least six months. If possible, increase the humidity levels in the greenhouse seeing you are growing a tropical plant.