Sugar Apple Trees bear a sweet, creamy, tropical fruit that has to be tasted to be believed. Sugar Apple Trees are self-fertile and can be grown outdoors in USDA growing Zones 9-11, or in a pot in Zones 4-11 and brought inside during colder months or freezing temperatures. They reach a mature size of between 10 and 20 feet tall, and up to 20 feet wide. The segmented green fruit resembles a rounded pine cone and can be pulled apart easily when ripe.
Sugar Apple Trees are self-pollinating and will produce fruit from a single tree. They can tolerate a range of soil as long as the soil is not mostly clay or other materials that do not drain well. Be sure the soil has good drainage and the planting location gets as much sunlight per day as possible. In the right spot, a Sugar Apple Tree will produce fruit within one to two years.