Annona muricata

Soursop - fruit

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 its 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 isnt 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.
Other Names: guanabana, graviola, anona, graviolo

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Specifications of Soursop

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 February, March, April, May, June

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Soursop Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 1y ago

Yeppoon, Qld, Australia


I was given soursop in the Caribbean to help my infant son sleep - used by the locals regularly to make the kids too! I'd love to try growing one here in Central Queensland.

★★★★ 5y ago


Bought from Daley Nursery, I bought all my fruit trees here, because they all arrive healthy and in good condition. I haven't lost a single plant yet (touch wood). My Soursop has been in the ground for 6 months and has a long way to go. It's growing i...

Danny N1
★★★★★ 6y ago

WYNN VALE, SA, Australia

Soursop is an amazing fruit which i love but is ridicously expensive to buy from the asain supermarkets! very hard to find in coles or woolworths here in Adelaide - hence i am attempting to grow my own!. I will see how this one goes - if it survives an...

★★★★ 7y ago


Grown from the seed here in Sydney from a tastey fruit purchased at the Asian fruit markets. It will spend winter in our small greenhouse as I doubt it will survive a Sydney winter outside. It has been growing at a constant rate and is already pushing ...

★★★★ 7y ago

WOODVALE, WA, Australia

Seems to grow really well in Perth, have already been using many of its leaves in tea (they also have a nice fragrance).

Min Taylor
9y ago

Rosevale, QLD, Australia


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.

9y ago


This was very sick when it arrived  From Forbidden Fruits Nursery at Myocum. Me transplanting it a couple of times hasnt helped either. Not sure how it is going to go. I bought it due to the value of soursop in the treatment of cancer - not that I hav...

Ivo Rodrigues
11y ago

Sydney, NSW


Good fruit to eat and has various healing qualities

★★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

This fruit tastes great, like lemon sherbet. I have two trees and both a doing well despite a fair amount of neglect. One is in the ground in full shade, the other in a pot with moderate sun.

★★★ 11y ago

Cedar Grove, Qld, Australia

It is a tree, though still small, that my father grew from a seed for me. I like the flavour and you can do a lot with the fruit like make ice-cream etc. Looking forward to it growing and fruiting.

John Cernusco
12y ago

Giru, NQ


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

★★ 12y ago

Wakeley, NSW, Australia

According to the label it probably won't fruit in Sydney but I'm trying to grow it anyway. It almost died on me during winter but has put out heaps of new growth durign spring. It will be a miracle if this plant will fruit for me but my fingers are cro...

★★★ 12y ago

Eagleby, QLD, Australia

New planting growing well in the pot. New shoots only had for 1 month (Sept 09)

★★ 12y ago

WALLARAH, NSW, Australia

Don't know much about these trees. Hey. if it's tropical and produces fruit, I'm in.

J Martinez
13y ago

Naremburn, NSW


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.

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