Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple

Annona mucosa

Rollinia fruit

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A relative of the cherimoya this plant has its origins in tropical America. The fruit about 100mm in diameter has a creamy juicy and delicious flesh, according to some tasting like lemon meringue pie. Fruits within 4 years from seed. Seed selected from extremely sweet and flavoursome fruit with firm white flesh and few seeds.The foliage is delicate on young trees, and our potted plants are known for their older leaves to turn yellow and drop during transport to conserve energy. This is not a problem long term. With care and acclimatisation they will bounce back
Other Names: Rollinia deliciosa Biriba Rollinia mucosa Rollinia permensis

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Specifications of Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May, June, July, August, September

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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 2y ago

BUNGALOW, QLD, Australia

I purchased this Rollinia bout 4 years ago out at Holliways Beach Markets off a lad down from Juletten selling tropical fruit trees. It sat around in it's pot for a couple of years till I got round to planting it out. Decided to try to top it at about ...

★★★★ 4y ago


Just delicious fruit! Couldn't believe the taste the first time I tried one.

Peter Richardson
4y ago

Sydney, NSW

Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple

There was a healthy tree in the Sydney Botanic Gardens that bore lots of fruit - very warm and protected spot, though

Danny N1
★★★★★ 5y ago

WYNN VALE, SA, Australia

Another Plant experiment - this is strictly a Tropical Tree, but hey i have one now for the Temperate Adelaide Climate. I do have a good sized pergola with perspec's which provides filtered light and i have shade clothe'd the pergola as such creating a...

★★★ 6y ago

MAREEBA, QLD, Australia

Seems to be growing well so far. It has passed the brutal Mareeba sun test and didn't mind the transfer into the ground.It is now struggling with the unrelenting heat. Not sure if it will survive. Probably needs the moistureof more tropical areas.

★★★★ 6y ago

Bellbird Park, QLD, Australia

I have tried the fruit from the shop and love the taste, Someday i hope to taste my own.

★★★★ 6y ago


Hoping it does ok in Sydney, its in a wind free microclimate I have created for my tropicals. Put on a lot of growth over summer, lets see how it goes this winter. Scale is a bit of a problem.Just started to flower at the beginning of winter 2015.Dropp...

★★★★★ 10y ago

Miranda, NSW, Australia

Just interested in trying this out. Growing in a bonsai bag

★★★★ 10y ago


I just loved the description of a fruit that tasted like lemon delicious pudding, took a punt, bought one, it has only ever given me one fruit, i tasted it and was sold! There are masses of flowers on it now but no fruit set even though i'm keeping the...

★★★ 10y ago


The plant is deciduous but it is so warm here it managed to keep all its leaves over winter. New growth - currently planted in a massive pot in full afternoon sun.

★★★★★ 10y ago


I love the tase of Rollinia and it's hard to find at Rusty's Market. Often sold out.I would like a dwarf version but have not seen any lately.

★★★ 11y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Quick growing, goes completly deciduous in winter but recovers whenspring arrives.  I have two with one of growing in a large pot.

★★★ 11y ago

Keperra, QLD, Australia

Fruit is really nice - lemony custard apple taste, but it is a bit sloppier than the other custrad apples, which can put some folks off.Tree is quick growing and flowers profusely year-round, but will only set fruit when given buckets of water and some...

★★★ 12y ago

Wakeley, NSW, Australia

Growing nicely in a pot. I'm not expecting to get any fruit from this tree but I like the idea of miracles.

★★★★ 12y ago

Cooroibah, QLD, Australia

Growing well even though not much rain in the last few months. 

★★★ 12y ago

Bluewater, QLD, Australia

Doing well.

★★ 12y ago

Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

very slow growing,not sure if i'll keep it.

★★ 12y ago

Worongary, QLD, Australia

I've only had this tree for just over a year, and I have it in amongst some other shrubs and trees.  I'm thinking it may be too shady here for it, and when everything starts to get bigger, will be very hard to harvest the fruit.  May have to find ano...

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