Since the fruit’s texture was similar to custard when it was first cultivated in Iɴᴅɪᴀ, the fruit became known as Custard Apple. Custard Apples thrive in hot, dry conditions. When they first sprout from seeds, they need light soil and bear fruit every three to four years. They are typically planted on sloped hills. The elevated plant blooms in April and May and produces seasonal fruit from August to November.
Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Potassium, and Magnesium are all present in the fruit, which also provides nutrition and a number of health benefits. These nutrients provide your diet the proper amount of custard-creaminess and distinctive smell. It ғɪɢʜᴛs against age-related issues and is a natural mood enhancer because it has no cholesterol or lipids. Custard apple, also known as Sitaphal in Iɴᴅɪᴀ, is a mouthwatering fruit that grows on dry soil. The fruits are rich in vitamin C, ᴍᴀɴganese, iron, and potassium while being low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are perfect for preserving maximum health because of their nutritious value.
Planting of custard apples takes place throughout the wet season. Prior to monsoon, 60x60x60 cm pits are dug at spacings of 4x4m, 5x5m, or 6x6m, depending on the soil type, and filled with high-quality FYM, single superphosphate, and meem or Karanj cake. Drizzle irrigation system planting at 6×4 meters has resulted in good growth and improved fruit setting.
During the rainy season, planting is done. Prior to monsoon, 60x60x60 cm pits are dug at spacings of 4×4, 5×5, or 6×6, depending on the soil type, and filled with high-quality FYM, single super phosphate, and neem or Karanj cake. Drizzle irrigation system planting at 6×4 meters has resulted in good growth and improved fruit setting.
The Custard apple is a climacteric fruit that is picked when it reaches maturity and begins to turn from green to its own varietal color shade. Fruits that are not mature ripen not. Mature status can also be determined by swallowing few apical buds and observing the inside pulp. A tree that was grown produces around 100 fruits that each weigh between 300 and 400 g. The harvest season runs from August until October.
After ripening, the fruits cannot resist handling or cold storage. Firm, mature fruits can be kept at 6 degrees centigrade for about a week, but they lose some of their flavor, aroma, and attractiveness.
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