Annona muricata is a member of the family of Custard apple trees called Annonaceae and a species of the genus Annona known mostly for its edible fruits Annona. Annona muricata produces fruits that are usually called Soursop due to its slightly acidic taste when ripe. A. muricata trees grew natively in the Caribbean and Central America but are now widely cultivated and in some areas, escaping and living on their own in tropical climates throughout the world. Dark green, prickly (or bristled) fruits are egg-shaped and can be up to 30 centimetres long with a moderately firm texture. Flesh is juicy, acidic, whitish and aromatic.
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