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CUSTARD APPLE - PINKS MAMMOTH

Botanical Name: Annona atemoya
Description

Has the delicious and melting taste of the sugar apple which makes it one of the most popular of the custard apples. As the name suggests the virtually seedless fruit is one of the largest. Top marks for quality, however a lower yield than the African Pride. Pinks Mammoth has a very large fruit size and high fruit quality. It is named after Mr Pink, the man who introduced it to Australia. When mature the tree produces significant yields.

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$39.00 0 Grafted Pot: 3.35L
Height: 70-80cm
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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

WA

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 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

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Custard Apple - Pinks Mammoth

Very wide spreading they are hard to get off the ground even with judicious pruning they grow out rather than up. | Edward Jenkins - Rockhampton, QLD 15-Apr-2009

Custard Apple - Pinks Mammoth

Mine 2 yrs old and growing ok but very wobbly in the ground - how long b4 they get a strong trunk? | A.sunley - Geraldton, WA 10-May-2009
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Custard Apple - Pinks Mammoth (Grafted) 10/10

Rustynutz's Edible Fruits
Update: 3428 days 24hrs

Comments: -

fast fruiting and hardy tree, great taste as well.

Fruiting Months May, June, July

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 8 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

fruit fly netting

Organic Status:Organic


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Custard Apple - Pinks Mammoth (Seedling) 8/10

MakJeng1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3143 days 7hrs

Comments: -

So far so good. I found some of this variety on sale at Rusty's Bazaar in Cairns. I told the grower I thought it was too low yielding for commercial use. He suggested a heavy pruning with removal of all leaves in autumn, dynamic lifter in spring and fertilizer when buds appear, followed by hand pollenation.
It is December and the tree looks healthy, waiting for flowering.

Planted: 2009

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 40% in Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Hand Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Custard Apple - Pinks Mammoth (Grafted) 5/10

David3's Edible Fruits
Update: 3664 days 6hrs

Comments: -

good looking tree likes to grow out it is over 4m wide even with pruning have not been able to get much growth in height.

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Hand Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring


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Custard Apple - Pinks Mammoth (Grafted)

Gamefowl1's Edible Fruits
Update: 143 days 17hrs

Comments: - Planted by my grandfather in 1960s. Quality of fruit far superior than African Pride. 

Fruiting Months April, May, June, July

Planted: 1962

Height 12 metres

Qty: 22

Fruit Harvest: 100 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Custard Apple - Pinks Mammoth 6/10

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3979 days 8hrs

Comments: -

I've had this tree for a couple of years, but it has been moved a couple of times, so has stayed quite small, as it has not been able to become established.  May even have to be moved again as I think it will get too big for this position.  It has lost all it's leaves so now would be the perfect time.

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 30% in Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: none so far.

Pest Control:

None so far.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Custard Apple - Pinks Mammoth

Chak's Edible Fruits
Update: 3956 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Planted the tree abount 5 months ago. It had 7-8 leaves initially. Now it's down to 2. Hoping for new growth as the weather warms up. The tree next to it in the bag is the persimmon I just bought.


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HappyEarth says... [3956 days 10hrs ago]
Dont worry Chak ... custard apples lose their leaves at this time of year before putting on their new spring growth
Chak says... [3211 days 18hrs ago]
An update - after 2 1/2 years, still no fruits, no flowers. Meanwhile I have planted the persimmon which flowered and fruited, though the fruits dropped when the size of a cherry tomato. I'm thinking of digging it up and plant a new one!

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Custard Apple - Pinks Mammoth 8/10

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Update: 2292 days 9hrs


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