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common name for members of the Annonaceae, a family of shrubs, woody vines, and small trees of the tropics. The custard-apples (Annona squamosa and A. reticulata) and other members of the family bear a soft, sweet fruit popular in the tropics and have been transplanted from the Americas to the Old World. The pawpaw, or papaw (Asimina triloba), one of the few temperate species remaining from the more extensive range of the family in the past, is a shrub or small tree of E North America which also bears a sweet edible fruit. The name pawpaw is sometimes applied to the papayapapaya
, soft-stemmed tree (Carica papaya) of tropical America resembling a palm with a crown of palmately lobed leaves. It is cultivated for its melonlike yellow fruits eaten raw or cooked and, more recently, for the juice which has become a commercial item.
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, an unrelated plant. The custard-apple family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Magnoliales.
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I pulled out the custard apple and sat on a quiet spot and ate it.
However, the effect of humic substances on custard apple production, especially in combination with nitrogen fertilising, has been poorly quantified.
Hence, the present study aimed to evaluate the fruit quality and yield of the custard apple as a function of nitrogen fertilising and the use of humic substances in Brazil.
And to ensure the potatoes don't crush those custard apples, always carry another bag.
2]O emissions from the soil under custard apples could potentially be attributed to denitrification due to the high soil water content and source of labile C (from the fresh cane mulch) in the latter weeks of the study.
Custard apples are heart-shaped or oval-shaped and can weigh up to 450g.
Fruits Acai, agave, avocados, bananas, breadfruit cacoa, caimito, chirimoya, coconut, custard apples, grapefruit, guanabana, guava, lemons, limes, mangoes, melons, oranges, papayas, passion fruit, pineapple, plantains, pomegranate, prickly pear, pumpkin, quince, sapote, sopadilla, starfruit, sugarcane, tamarind, tangerine, tomatoes, tomatiltas.
In the regions where it is exploited, custard apples are sold mainly for fresh consumption or for the preparation of juices and ice cream (Leal, 1990).
For example, heat generation has turned up in certain plants of these ancient lineages of flowering plants: the magnolias, Dutchman's pipes, star anises, custard apples, and water lilies.
Exotic fruits include coconut, guavas, mangoes, papaya, pineapples, bananas, custard apples, passion fruit, tamarind and, of course, ackees.
Between the sea and the mountains stretch glossy-leafed fields of avocados, loquats, mangoes and custard apples, which gives the coast its languorous "tropical" sobriquet.
Also called custard apple, this fruit is so wonderful that Mark Twain declared it "deliciousness itself," and Chile has named it the national fruit.