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Q.soursop doesn’t become tender

Zone Johor, Malaysia | choontheng added on August 2, 2016 | Answered

The soursop in my plantation (in Johor, Malaysia) has a good supply (quantity) of fruit but I never get a good fruit (quality). It is always almost crunchy even when it is bruised due to insects attacking it. How can I get a good harvest? Will fertilizing it work? Will wrapping it with brown paper bags work?

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Answered on August 2, 2016

This problem may be related to the timing of harvest, since under- and over-ripe soursop fruits have poorer flavor and texture quality. Soursops also may need to ripen after harvest for optimum flavor, as described in the following article: https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/soursop.html

This article contains information on fertilization and other aspects of soursop care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/soursop/soursop-tree-care.htm

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