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Asked on Oct 18, 2017

Custard Apple - weird Size?

Barbara GallyotSandra NivenDL
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I have a custard apple tree in my garden. The fruits are really sweet and nice. However the average size is about twice a pingpong ball. Recently I bought one from a street stall. It is around 3 inches in diameter. How is that so?
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10 answers
  • Rose Broadway
    on Oct 18, 2017

    I NEVER have heard of this fruit before! I'd love to try one. Here is a video that might help you compare size.
  • Roxaneg
    on Oct 18, 2017

    My guess is that it doesn't have the optimum environment. https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/custard_apple.html
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  • Linda Sikut
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Everything I've found has stated that the fruit is from 2.4" or more. If yours are smaller than that perhaps they need some kind of fertilizer. Most articles state where they grow and favorable conditions. I'm not sure if this will help you, but here is one article:


    Good luck!
  • PJ Wise
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Also, don't forget that every fruit has different varieties which vary in size, color, taste, etc. The area of growth will also affect the type of fruit you find elsewhere (than in your backyard).
  • Hillela G.
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I would add some nutritious fertilizer
  • DL
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Hi Sikut, Thank you for drawing my attention to the useful link. I have added fertilizers and currently there are more than 15 fruits in that one tree. Previously, I used to have 2 to 3 fruits at any one time. I had some about 2 inches in diameter too. Thank you once again.
    • Elaine Socrates-Verzosa
      on Oct 22, 2017

      It can go as much as 4” diameter too and sweetier and meatier if you keep on feeding the right fertilizer and sunlight, you can have fruits all year round Sometimes. Anyway, good luck
  • DL
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Thanks for your views and the article. I appreciate it.
  • DL
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Thank you for all your replies. I appreciate your inputs. It will certainly challenge me to dwell deeper and further into the different aspects of achieving a greater harvest yield in the near future.
  • Sandra Niven
    on Oct 21, 2017

    These are called, PAW PAWS. Grow wild in WEST VIRGINIA.
    So good tasting.
  • Barbara Gallyot
    on Oct 21, 2017

    I lived in India in my youth, and we LOVED this fruit, there's nothing that comes close to it in USA. I would just enjoy the larger fruit, some trees produce a larger strain. Where do you live ?
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