Common name: Attier, Cinnamon apple tree
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: between 3 and 8 meters
Exposure: sunny or partial shade
Plant type: fruit tree
Flower color: white
Soil type: rich
Use: in the garden, isolated, pot, veranda
Diseases and Pests:-
Toxicity: the fruit is edible
Storage of seeds: 3 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Annona squamosa is a small raille tree with many branches very similar to the soursop.
Its foliage is deciduous and forms a large crown. It produces a fruit called atte or cinnamon apple the size of an apple. This fruit is covered with thick scales under which white sweet flesh is edible. Its taste is reminiscent of cinnamon, hence its name.
To produce edible fruits, this tree needs a high temperature. In addition, it is not frost resistant. Nevertheless, this makes it a tree that can be grown in pots and outdoors during the hot seasons but it should be kept indoors when the climate cools.