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Annona crassiflora "Dalva Branca" White Flesh

Annona crassiflora "Dalva Branca" White Flesh

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Annona crassiflora "Dalva Branca" White Flesh Seeds


Annona crassiflora is a tree species that is growing in a particular place; nativeindigenous to the dense, coastal and rainy regions of the Brazilian Atlantic forest. This species produces a fruit that is greatly valued for its delectable taste. The fruit has a medium-thick rind and is highly resistant to handling, making it a popular ingredient in various culinary preparations.

The tree can grow up to 6 to 8 meters in height and has a whitish-gray trunk with a diameter of 30 to 40 cm. The leaves are one main leaf - not compoundsimple and wider at the base than at the midpoint; tapering toward apex. Length:Width ratio of 2:1ovate, and have a stalk that joins a leaf to a stempetiole that measures 0.8 to 1.5 cm long. Annona crassiflora is best suited to a humid subtropical climate, but it can also adapt to temperate climates with frosts of up to -3 degrees Celsius. The tree can be grown in sandy or clay soils and is even suitable for planting on riverbanks. The fruit harvest takes place from March to April, and the fruits can be harvested by cutting the cabin with scissors when they are almost yellow. This species can also be successfully cultivated in stony soils.

The fruits of Annona crassiflora can be used fresh or processed into jams, yogurts, mousses, ice cream, juices, and gelatins. These fruits have a sweet and delicious flavor that is highly valued by many, similar to Annona coriacea. The fruits are also highly resistant to handling and can be stored for up to 8 days in cool places or for more than 25 days in a refrigerator. In addition to its delicious fruit, Annona crassiflora is also an important species for the restoration of the Atlantic forest flora, as its fruits serve as a food source for several species of birds and animals, including monkeys and coatis.

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