Annona atemoya - Mabb.
Common Name Atemoya
Family Annonaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats A hybrid of garden origin, it is not known in the wild.
Range A garden hybrid, Annona cherimola x Annona squamosa.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Tender Well drained soil Full sun

Translate this page:

You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

Annona atemoya is a small tropical tree suitable for a gardens if you have space. it has delicious edible fruit with a sweet flavour that can be eaten raw. It is not known in the wild.

Annona atemoya Atemoya

Annona atemoya Atemoya
Physical Characteristics
 icon of manicon of lolypop
Annona atemoya is a deciduous Tree growing to 8 m (26ft) by 8 m (26ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10. and are pollinated by Beetles.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry soil and can tolerate drought.

No synonyms are recorded for this name.

Edible Uses
Fruit - raw [ 301 ]. Delicious [377]. A sweetish flavour [ 301]
Medicinal Uses
Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

None known


Other Uses
Cultivation details
In the tropics the tree is only grown at elevations above 1,000 metres and will not survive under lowland conditions. It is grown in the lowlands in the subtropics. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 24 - 28?c, but can tolerate 12 - 32?c[ 418 ]. Plants can tolerate occasional light frosts[ 335 ]. Young trees will not tolerate prolonged temperatures between -3.9 to -6.7?c, whereas mature trees can withstand those temperatures with slight to moderate damage[ 418 ]. It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 2,000 - 3,000mm, but tolerates 600 - 4,200mm[ 418 ]. Prefers a moist, sandy loam with a pH around 6[ 200 ]. Tolerant of a range of soil conditions[ 335 ]. Requires a moist but well-drained soil[ 336 , 377 ]. Prefers a pH in the range 5.5 - 6.5, tolerating 5 - 7[ 418 ]. Trees start producing fruit when about 4 - 5 years old from seed, or about 2 - 3 years after grafting[ 335 ]. Mature trees produce from 23 - 34 kg per tree, possibly more with good management, or 5 - 20 tonnes/ha per year[ 418 ]. Plants sometimes have two distinct flowering periods each year[ 335 ]. Fruiting is improved if the flowers are hand pollinated[ 336 ]. The fruit has good shipping qualities[ 46 ]. There are many named varieties[ 301 ].
Other Names
Found In
Coming Soon
Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

None Known
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed.
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Annona cherimolaCherimoya, Custard Apple52
Annona liebmannianaPosh-te40
Annona mucosaWild Sweetsop51
Annona muricataSour Sop43
Annona salzmanniiBeach Sugar Apple40
Annona squamosaSugar Apple, Sweetsop, Custard Apple52
Annona vepretorumAraticum, Pinha da Caatinga, Araticum-da-bahia40
Asimina trilobaPapaw42
Cananga odorataYlang Ylang, Perfume Tree23
Oxandra lanceolataBlack lancewood, lancewood, haya prieta00
Oxandra laurifoliaYaya, lancewood00


Print Friendly and PDF
Expert comment
Botanical References
Links / References
For a list of references used on this page please go here
A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.
Readers comment
QR Code

What's this?

This is a QR code (short for Quick Response) which gives fast-track access to our website pages. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone (smartphone) cameras. This QR Code is unique to this page. All plant pages have their own unique code. For more information about QR Codes click here.

1. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.
2. Smartphone users scan the QR Code which automatically takes them to the webpage the QR Code came from.
3. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the website on their phone.
Add a comment

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at [email protected]. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

* Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Subject : Annona atemoya  

Plant Uses

Edible Uses
Medicinal Uses
Other Plant uses
Woodland Gardening
Why Perennial Plants?
Top Edible Plants
Top Medicinal Plants
Garden Design

Twiter      Facebook


Content Help
Support Us
Old Database Search
About Us

Stay informed about PFAFs progress,
challenges and hopes by signing up for
our free email ePost. You will receive
a range of benefits including:
* Important announcements and news
* Exclusive content not on the website
* Updates on new information &
functionality of the website & database

We will not sell or share your email address.
You can unsubscribe at anytime.