The San Pablo Red Custard Apple (Annona reticulata) is not an Apple, but a relative of sweetsop that produces large, red, sweet tropical fruits. Red Custard Apples are native to a wide range of sub-tropical areas such as Mexico, Brazil, and Peru. They are grown in rare fruit gardens throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, and the tropical south. The deep green, glossy leaves fall at the first sign of cold weather, but the trees can survive temperatures down to 28ºF.
San Pablo Red Custard Apple Trees grow to heights of 35-feet and widths of between 15 and 30-feet. The fruits are red when ripe and the flesh is sweet with creamy red pulp surrounding several large, easy to remove seeds. They can be grown in the ground within USDA Zones 9 to 11, or in pots and over-wintered indoors in Zones 4 to 11. Add this rare fruit to your edible landscape and harvest your own Red Custard Apples right at home.