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Annona Squamosa Seeds

Specifications

Family Annonaceae
Common Name Custard apple
Telugu Name Sitaphal
Flowering Greenish flowers appear singly or in pair in JuneĀ­ & July.
Fruiting Fruits ripen in September to December.

Introduced from the West Indies but now naturalised everywhere. It grows on a variety of soils. Identified by thin grey bark and oblong lanceolate leaves with peculiar smell. This species is recommended for afforestation of bare, eroded and denuded areas. It is a light demander, drought resistant and good copplcer.

 

Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Carpels united into a large fleshy fruit, 5 to 10 cm diameter, warty, greyish black when ripe. Seeds numerous, embedded in a sweet pulp: Seeds oblong and brownish black.

Seed Collection and Storage : Ripe fruits are collected in September. Seeds are cleaned off their pulp and dried in the sun. Seeds do not retain their viability long.

Pretreatment : Not required.

Nursery Technique : Seedlings can be raised by putting the seeds in polythene bags. Germination takes place within 8 to 10 days. Watering is to be done regularly and one year old seedling is planted.


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Seed Biology

No. of seeds per Kg. Germination percentage No. of seedlings per Kg. of seed
400 to 500 70 to 80 280 to 350

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