• This elegant fruit tree, indigenous to South and Central America, has gorgeous aromatic foliage.
  • The fruit is often used in juices, ice creams and yoghurt.
  • The crushed seeds are used to kill parasites.
  • The bark, roots and leaves are used in teas for diabetics and as a sedative.

Where it grows

Native to tropical America, the soursop is tolerant of poor soil and prefers lowland areas at 0–1200m altitude.


  • Ovoid: three-dimensionally egg-shaped.
  • Stamen: male organ of a flower, including the anther-supporting filament and the pollen-producing anther.
  • Superior ovary: floral parts inserted below the ovary (the female part of the flower containing the immature seeds).