From the Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
by Wilson Popenoe




The Mountain Soursop
Annona montana Macf.


This species is native to the West Indies, where it is also known as guanabana cimarrona (Spanish, wild guanabana) and corossolier batard (French). It is a small forest tree with leaves resembling those of the soursop; the flowers also resemble those of that species. P. J. Wester, 1 who tested the fruit in the Botanic Garden at Buitenzorg, Java, was "surprised to find it of remarkably good quality considering that it is entirely unimproved and that it has never been recorded as edible. The fruit is about the size of a small custard-apple, with sparse, short prickles; greenish, and with yellowish, rather cottony but juicy and subacid, refreshing pulp, somewhat recalling the flavor of the soursop though inferior to that fruit." The tree is larger and more robust than A. muricata.

1 Philippine Agrl. Review, 2, 1916.



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Bibliography

Popenoe, Wilson. "The Mountain Soursop." chestofbooks.com. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical fruits. 1920. Web. 1 Apr. 2015.

Published 1 Apr. 2015 LR. Updated 17 Feb. 2016 LR
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