Annona maricata

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Katu anoda/ Soursop
Botanical Name  Annona maricata
Origin of species  Exotic
Family  Annonaceae
AF notation / physiognomy  V5
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE 29
Photosynthetic Biomass
-Weight per leaf -1.3 g
-Leaf cycle -Annual
-Length -6-20 cm
-Width -2-5-6.5cm
-Texture -Smooth
Conservation Status
Growth Rate  Fast
Crown type  Shrubby, broad
Propagation method  Seed/cutting
Root type  Tap moderate root
Preferred Soils  Rich loam
Impact on Soil  Add organic matter
Salinity tolerance
Human uses  Fruits
Economic Importance  Food, medicine, insecticide
Distribution  All over Sri Lanka
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time  Throughout the year
Flower Color  Pala green
Fruit type  Fleshy fruit