Sugar Apple Varieties



From the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida


Most sugar apple trees are grown from seed and within a particular selection (e.g., 'Thai Lessard', 'Kampong Mauve') there appears to be little variability among seedlings. Several selections have been introduced including 'Thai Lessard' (a green type), 'Purple' or 'Red', 'Kampong Mauve' (purplish-red types), and a seedless type known under various names, 'Cuban Seedless' and 'Brazilian Seedless'. However, the seedless fruit split when nearing maturity, and the fruit quality and yield is reported to be inferior to seedy types. Green or red type sugar apples are recommended for the home landscape. 1


Characteristics of selected sugar apple cultivars or selections in south Florida.

Cultivar or selectionPeel colorFruit weight (g/oz) 1Quality Rating 2Recom. 3
Lessard ThaiGreen227-454/8-16EXH, C
Kampong MauveReddish purple136-398/5-14G-VGH,C
Purple or Red Dark reddish purple136-398/5-14G-VGH
Cuban SeedlessGreen<340/12F-PN
Brazillian SeedlessGreen<340/12F-PN
1 Data estimated
2 EX, excellent; BG, very good; G, good; F, fair; P, poor
3 Recommended planting for the landscape (H), commercial (C), and not recommended (N)


'Kampong Mauve''Lessard Thai''Lessard Thai'
'Kampong Mauve''Lessard Thai'



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Bibliography

Crane, Jonathan H., Balerdi, Carlos F. and Maguire, Ian. "Atemoya Growing in the Florida Home Landscape." edis.ifas.ufl.edu. This document is HS64, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date 1980. Reviewed July 2013. Web. 29 Jan. 2014.

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" Annona squamosa". N.d. Top Tropicals Tropical Plant Catalog. toptropicals.com. Web. 27 Aug. 2014.

Published Feb. 2013 LR. Updated 27 Aug. 2014, 25 Jan. 2016 LR
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