Mountain Soursop – Annona montana
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Annona montana or Mountain soursop is an edible fruit and medicinal plant in the Annonaceae family native to Central America, the Amazon, and islands in the Caribbean. It has fibrous fruits. A. montana might find its greatest impact as rootstock for cultivated Annonas.
The tree somewhat resembles that of Annona muricata but has a more spreading crown and very glossy leaves. It is slightly hardier and bears more or less continuously. It tolerates brief temperature drops down to 24F when full grown.
- Nearly round, dark green skin that is covered with many short fleshy spines and about 15 centimetres long. Yellow, fiberous pulp which is aromatic, sour to subacid and bitter and contains many light-brown, plump seeds. The fibrous fruits are considered inedible by the Jamaicans.
On the other hand,there are some varieties which has a better quality; are used much like the soursop.