The fruit is heart-shaped with a rough green skin and soft fleshy spines. The fresh meaty flesh is juicy and slightly acid producing a rich creamy thirst quenching juice. Superb when fruit is pureed with 1/3 of vanilla icecream. Also known as Graviola or Guanaban. Not suitable for temperate climates.
Sometimes known as Caimito is native to the West Indies where it is a very popular fruit. Fruit can be purple or green skinned. When cut in half there is an attractive star pattern. The flesh is sweet and tastes very smooth and aromatic. A very attractive tropical tree, leaves green above and gold underneath. Not suitable for temperate climates.
The Amla or "Indian Gooseberry" is a small leafy tree that grows throughout India and bears an edible fruit. This fruit is highly prized both for its high vitamin C content and for the precious oil, which is extracted from its seeds and pulp and used as a treatment for hair and scalp problems.
The amla fruit is often referred to as the "Indian Gooseberry" because of its edible, very tart taste. It is also very high in pectin making it ideal for jam and chutneys. The tree begins to yield fruit from the third year onwards and the productivity levels are good.