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custard apple (in India), sugar apple, sweetsop • Assamese: আতলচ-কঁঠাল aatloch kothal • Bengali: আতা ata, শরিকা shorifa • Gujarati: સીતાફળ sitaphal • Hindi: आत, आता or अता ata, बहुवीज bahu-vij, मुक्ताफल muktaphal, सीताफल sitaphal • Kannada: ಸೀತಾಫಲ seetaphala • Konkani: सीताफल siitaaphala • Malayalam: ശീടാഫലം seethapazham • Manipuri: সীতাফল sitaphal • Marathi: आत ata, मुक्ताफल muktaphala, शिताफळ or सिताफळ sitaphala • Nepali: आँट् aunt • Oriya: sitaphalo • Persian: شريفه sharifa • Punjabi: ਸ਼ਰੀਫਾ sharifa, ਸੀਤਾ ਫਲ sita phal • Sanskrit: आतृप्यम् atrupyum, बहुबीजम् bahubijam, मुक्ताफलम् muktaphalam, सीताफलम् sitaphalam • Tamil: ஆத்தா atta, சீத்தா citta • Telugu: సీతాఫలము sita-phalamu • Urdu: آتا ata, شريفه sharifa;
 
uh-NO-nuh — Latinized form of the American Indian taino, vernacular name for cherimoya
skwa-MO-suh — scaly
 
Distribution: widely cultivated in tropics; probable origin West Indies 
 

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Annonaceae (custard apple, sugar apple, or soursop family) » Annona squamosa
Synonym: Annona asiatica
Annona is often found misspelled as Anona
uh-NO-nuh — Latinized form of the American Indian taino, vernacular name for cherimoya
skwa-MO-suh — scaly

commonly known as: custard apple (in India), sugar apple, sweetsop • Assamese: আতলচ-কঁঠাল aatloch kothal • Bengali: আতা ata, শরিকা shorifa • Gujarati: સીતાફળ sitaphal • Hindi: आत, आता or अता ata, बहुवीज bahu-vij, मुक्ताफल muktaphal, सीताफल sitaphal • Kannada: ಸೀತಾಫಲ seetaphala • Konkani: सीताफल siitaaphala • Malayalam: ശീടാഫലം seethapazham • Manipuri: সীতাফল sitaphal • Marathi: आत ata, मुक्ताफल muktaphala, शिताफळ or सिताफळ sitaphala • Nepali: आँट् aunt • Oriya: sitaphalo • Persian: شريفه sharifa • Punjabi: ਸ਼ਰੀਫਾ sharifa, ਸੀਤਾ ਫਲ sita phal • Sanskrit: आतृप्यम् atrupyum, बहुबीजम् bahubijam, मुक्ताफलम् muktaphalam, सीताफलम् sitaphalam • Tamil: ஆத்தா atta, சீத்தா citta • Telugu: సీతాఫలము sita-phalamu • Urdu: آتا ata, شريفه sharifa
Distribution: widely cultivated in tropics; probable origin West Indies
Edible use:


… ripe fruit 
some facts:
… the most widely grown of all the species of Annona
… widely grown in El Salvador, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
… the original home of the sugar apple is unknown
… the species was described from Jamaica.
Quoted from: Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar-apple> • Purdue 
University <http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/sugar_apple.html>
Annona reticulata and Annona squamosa mixed up:
… world-over, A. squamosa is known as sugar-apple (or sweetsop) and A. reticulata as custard-apple
… in India, A. squamosa is popularly known as custard-apple (the name sugar-apple is not known to many), in Australia too, well known as Custard Apple 

 

 

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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Annona squamosa from Delhi: Annona squamosa L. (syn: A. asiatica L.) from Delhi, less commonly cultivated in Delhi
Common names: custard-apple, sugar-apple, sweetsop Hindi: Sharifa, Seetaphal

   

 

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efloraofindia:”Id 03092011MR2’’ custard apple Pune: Sharing picture of unripe custard apple on the tree 


   

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Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Annona squamosa from Narsinghpur (MP):

Annona squamosa from Narsinghpur (MP)
Called as Sitaphal


  

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Fruit Trees of Bangalore – RA – Annona Squamosa – Custard Apple Tree – Sitaphal:  A small tropical tree, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, growing up to 20′ tall.  
The leaves are thin, oblong while the flowers are greenish – yellow.
Flowers are oblong, 1 to 1 1/2 in long, never fully open, with 1 in long, drooping stalks, and 3 fleshy outer petals, yellow-green on the outside and pale-yellow inside with a purple or dark-red spot at the base.
The avoid or conical fruit, with a purple knobby skin, is very sweet and is eaten fresh or can be used for shakes. The fruit is juicy and creamy – white; it may contain up to 40 black seeds. These seeds are poisonous. 
From delicious fruits of Sitaphal, jelly, jam, conserves, sharbets, syrup, tart and fermented drinks are prepared. The peelings and pulps contain oil that is useful in flavouring. 

 

 

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Annona squamosa L.  


Kya baat hai, khane ko dil karta hai… Thanks … for sharing this sweet & tasty fruit..


 

 

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Annona squamosa, photographed from Delhi


 

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This is a small tree, cultivated in a few gardens or house-yards..
I think this is Annona squamosa, the “Sitaphal” or “Shrifa“..words for correction are requested..
Shot from Panipat and Kurukshetra..


Very good photographs …


Thank you very much Sir for nice words…
I will try to find Miliusa velutina in flowers from Morni Hills.. the only wild member in Haryana from the group under discussion. l do not have pics of the same.


 

 

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Annona squamosa सिताफळ Pune.


 

 

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Annona squamosa, commonly known as Custard Apple from our home garden.


 

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