Sugar Apple and Atemoya Production in Florida
The demand for high quality sugar apples is good to excellent. Previously the demand for high quality atemoya was good however there is a lack of grower awareness and current demand is unknown. For sugar apple and atemoya production to be successful, planting sites must be warm to hot, have no to low probability of exposure to freezing temperatures, be wind protected, and not prone to flooding. Atemoya is more cold tolerant than sugar apple, potentially increasing the areas it may be planted. Current production constraints include low percent fruit set, low yields and short postharvest shelf life; these are under investigation. All current recommendations are based on science, experience, and grower-based economic data.
Contact: Jonathan Crane
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