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  On favorable conditions, the Soursop seeds germinate after about 45 days. Successful germination enables further growth of the sapling which may reach to 1-2 feet after about one year. These small saplings are protected from the external physical damage and allowed to grow. Soursop plant attains about 3-6 feet within a span of about 2 years. With abundant sunlight and proper care with fertilizers and minimal pesticides, Soursop tree grows upto 7-10 feet and mature enough to get the flowering. These flowers on successful pollination grows into fruit. Soursop tree can bear upto 12-15 kg of fruits after 3-4 years of growth. With the help of proper fertilizers, after 5 years of growth, Soursop can bear upto 30-35 kg per tree in a single season. Intercrops like Onion, Tomato, Chilly or any other herb plant can be grown simultaneously to increase the gains. The fertilizers applied to intercrops are also shared with the Soursop tree, helping Soursop trees to grow more vigorously
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  Soursop is loaded with various Minerals and Vitamins, being the reason why Soursop is most popular with health conscious people as well as those with poor health conditions due to serious disease like Cancer.  Minerals are the earth elements found in the foodstuff and are necessary for body growth and normal body functioning. Magnesium (Mg) helps regulate muscle and nerve function. It is generally regarded as good for muscle and bone health.  It helps to maintain blood sugar levels and stomach health. Calcium (Ca) plays an important role in muscle contraction and nerve functioning. It is important to keep the bones and teeth strong and healthy. Iron (Fe) is the integral part of Haemoglobin, responsible for the conduction of Oxygen. It keeps up the immune system and helps in energy production. Potassium (K) is important in lowering blood pressure and, therefore important in maintaining blood pressure. Vitamins are the group of substances required for normal cell functi


  Family Annonaceae is rich in fruiting plants. Most popular amongst them are Ram phal, Sita phal, Hanuman phal, and Laxman phal. This blog discusses the comparison between all these fruits. Sita phal Annona squamosa is commonly known as Sita phal. Fruit is generally the size of the tennis ball with an irregular surface all over. The fruit pulp is fleshy and sweet with a grainy texure.    Ram phal Annona reticulata is commonly known as Ram phal. The fruit is little bigger than Sita phal. The outer fuit cover is smooth as compared to Sita phal. Hanuman phal Annona cherimola commonly known as Hanuman phal. This fruit has slightly irregular surface. The fruit is sweet in taste and pleasurable to eat.  Laxman phal Annona muricata is commonly known as Laxman phal or Soursop fruit. As the name muricata suggests, this fruit has soft spine all over the fruit surface. The fruit is sour in taste due to high vitamin C.   


Soursop tree belongs to the Custard apple family, known as Annonaceae. The fruits are juicy, fleshy, and fibrous, giving the unique taste of Mango and Pineapple. It can be eaten fresh or it can be used to make popular products like Soursop juice, ice creams, custard, etc. The fruits and fruit products are popular with people for their tangy taste and exceptional health benefits. The fruits are believed to be helpful in treating Cancer. Soursop is, therefore, promoted as an Anticancer fruit which is helpful in alternative cancer treatment.    Soursop fruits appear on the tree after 3-5 years of its maturity.  Fruits are harvested when they are fully grown. When fruits are allowed to mature on a tree, they become soft on ripening, they fall and crush.  The fruits are to be eaten within 5-6 days after harvesting to experience their appropriate taste. They soon turn soft and overripe then after. Interestingly, Soursop is not just a delicious fruit, is it well known for its medicinal proper


  Soursop belongs to Annonaceae family. Being a primitive family, it does not produce colourful flowers but it develops green flowers which are not so attractive to insect and pest pollinators. Flowering in the Soursop tree is a beautiful spectator event. This amazing Soursop tree receives flowers right on the stem and branches as very few plants in the plant kingdom. These flowers turn into fruits after successful pollination. Interestingly, the size of the fruit is humongous, weighing about 3 to 6 kg depending upon the climatic conditions where the tree is growing. The picture in the frame says it all.


  The Soursop is the fruit of the tropical tree which is also termed Graviola, Laxmanphal, kaattu aatha palam, Mullen Chakka, Mullu Seettha, Annona muriata, Graviola, Guyabano. proper origin from Brazil, also found in Sri Lanka as well as the southern part of India. It has an aroma similar to pineapple, the flavor of the fruit has been described as a combination of strawberries and apple, and sour citrus flavor notes, contrasting with an underlying creamy texture reminiscent of coconut or banana. The Soursop fruit contains the rich Vitamin C which helps to cure cancer. Soursop fruit is a sweet fruit, seedy fruit with a pure white flush and coated with a green-yellowy colored skin. People in Africa and South America use the bark, leaves, roots, and fruits of the Graviola tree. They treat infections with viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, depression, and sickness. We know from research that some Graviola extracts can help to treat these conditions.   S


Anti-cancer fruit “Soursop” English Name: Soursop Indian Common Name: Lakshman phal (Laxman phal) Scientific Name: Annona muricata L. / Graviola Introduction: Botanical Description: Small tree, grows about 10m. Fruit is prickly and has a sour-sweet taste. Unripe fruits are dark green and turn yellow on ripening. Fruits are large and weigh about 1 to 3 kg. Soursop , also known as Graviola, Laxmanphal, Mullu Seettha, Guyabano, etc. originally belongs to Brazil. It is cultivated in Sri Lanka and the Southern states of India. The flavour of this mighty fruit is described as a combination of strawberries and Pineapples with sour notes of Citrus, contrasting with an underlying creamy texture reminiscent of coconut or banana. Soursop fruit is a sweet fruit, seeded with pure white flush and coated with a green-yellow coloured skin. Properties: Soursop is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Calcium, Potassium, Sodium, and Iron. Moreover, it is loaded with Magnesium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitami