Atis-Annona squamosa PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bonsai King   
Monday, 14 December 2009 09:36

Local Name:

Atis, Sugar apple, sweetsop, ati, ates, custard apple, kaneelappel, kaner'apra, fun li chi, pomme canelle, tapotapo, anon, anona blanca.

Scientific Name:

Annona squamosa




Native to South America, but now widely spread in Tropical regions.



Thee seeds of the Atis are planted dry, with no pretreatment, in rich soil and buried to a depth of not more than 2 cm, then watered sparingly. They germinate in about 2-4 weeks. The seedlings are ready for planting in 6 months. Budding is done during the growing season when the sap flows freely. Cleft-grafting is more commonly used. Air-layering, inarching and marcotting are also widely practised.



Atis is a small tropical tree, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, growing up to 7 meters tall. The leaves of the Atis are thin, oblong while the flowers are greenish - yellow. The fruit is avoid or conical, with a purple knobby skin, it is very sweet and it may contain up to 40 black seeds.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2010 15:54