SOURSOP ( GRAVIOLA )
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 ice-cream. Also known as Graviola or Guanaban. Not suitable for temperate climates.
But it’s more than just a sweet treat. Graviola has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, too. This has led some scientists to explore graviola as potential treatment options for a range of serious illnesses, including cancer.
Although some laboratory studies do indicate that graviola may have anticancer properties, there isn’t any clinical evidence that graviola can treat or prevent cancer in humans.
Keep reading to find out what the research says about graviola and cancer — and what you need to know about graviola supplements.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
February, March, April, May, June
Customer Comments on Soursop ( Graviola )
Has white flesh wrapped around seeds - similar to custard apple. Put ripe white flesh in blender with lemon, sparkling miniral water, crushed ice for a refreshing summer drink. | J Martinez - Naremburn, NSW 28-Jun-2008
Where I live these trees grow wild. The ones around here are Deciduous, they lose all there leaves through the dry period, and then re shoot and flower in Oct- Nov | John Cernusco - Giru, NQ 08-May-2010
Good fruit to eat and has various healing qualities | Ivo Rodrigues - Sydney, NSW 11-Nov-2010
An unfortunate name for such a delicious fruit. It is far from sour. Has the texture of an apple and tastes of a cross between a pineapple and a banana. Easy to grow. Even in the cooler climate of south-eastern Qld. | Min Taylor - Rosevale, QLD 25-Feb-2013
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