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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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The local variety of ashta falls under the name custard apple in English because of this variety's particular creaminess, Ayloush said.
Among fruit trees that became interesting to fruit growers, the custard apple tree (Annona squamosa L.) should be highlighted since it is well adapted to the conditions of the Semi-Arid Region (Maia et al., 1986) and because it yields fruits with a very sweet and fragrant pulp, and a pleasant and exotic flavor, considered the most desirable characteristics of custard apple.
The custard apple has lots of big, awkward seeds, but researchers at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain, studied the seedless variety of sugar apple, a relative of the custard apple and found that the ovules, which would normally form seeds, lacked an outer coat.
As a consequence of the small number of works on custard apple breeding, there are few reports in the literature about custard apple genotype evaluations.
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