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Dinesh Valke

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Jan 2, 2011, 1:32:41 PM1/2/11
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Annonaceae (custard apple, sugar apple, or soursop family) » Annona squamosa
Synonym: Annona asiatica
... Annona is often found misspelled as Anona


uh-NO-nuh -- Latinized form of the American Indian taino, vernacular name for cherimoya
skwa-MO-suh -- scaly


commonly known as: custard apple (in India), sugar apple, sweetsop • Assamese: আতলচ-কঁঠাল aatloch kothal • Bengali: আতা ata, শরিকা shorifa • Gujarati: સીતાફળ sitaphal • Hindi: आत, आता or अता ata, बहुवीज bahu-vij, मुक्ताफल muktaphal, सीताफल sitaphal • Kannada: ಸೀತಾಫಲ seetaphala • Konkani: सीताफल siitaaphala • Malayalam: ശീടാഫലം seethapazham • Manipuri: সীতাফল sitaphal • Marathi: आत ata, मुक्ताफल muktaphala, शिताफळ or सिताफळ sitaphala • Nepali: आँट् aunt • Oriya: sitaphalo • Persian: شريفه sharifa • Punjabi: ਸ਼ਰੀਫਾ sharifa, ਸੀਤਾ ਫਲ sita phal • Sanskrit: आतृप्यम् atrupyum, बहुबीजम् bahubijam, मुक्ताफलम् muktaphalam, सीताफलम् sitaphalam • Tamil: ஆத்தா atta, சீத்தா citta • Telugu: సీతాఫలము sita-phalamu • Urdu: آتا ata, شريفه sharifa


Distribution: widely cultivated in tropics; probable origin West Indies


Edible use:
... ripe fruit


some facts:
... the most widely grown of all the species of Annona
... widely grown in El Salvador, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
... the original home of the sugar apple is unknown
... the species was described from Jamaica.
Quoted from: WikipediaPurdue University


A. reticulata and A. squamosa mixed up:
... world-over, A. squamosa is known as sugar-apple (or sweetsop) and A. reticulata as custard-apple
... in India, A. squamosa is popularly known as custard-apple (the name sugar-apple is not known to many), in Australia too, well known as Custard Apple
 
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Aarti S. Khale

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Jan 3, 2011, 3:20:45 AM1/3/11
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Dinesh ji,
Again adding my picture of a ready to pluck Sitaphal from our home
garden at Nasik.Maharashtra.
Aarti

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Dinesh Valke <dinesh.va...@gmail.com>
> Date: Jan 2, 10:32 pm
> Subject: fruits & vegetables :: CULTIVATED :: Annonaceae » Annona
> squamosa
> To: efloraofindia
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> Annonaceae (custard apple, sugar apple, or soursop family) » *Annona
> squamosa*
> *Synonym*: *Annona asiatica*
> ... *Annona* is often found misspelled as *Anona
>
> *
> *uh-NO-nuh* -- Latinized form of the American Indian taino, vernacular
> name
> for cherimoya
> *skwa-MO-suh* -- scaly
>
> *commonly known as*: custard apple (in India), sugar apple, sweetsop •


> Assamese: আতলচ-কঁঠাল aatloch kothal • Bengali: আতা ata, শরিকা shorifa
> •
> Gujarati: સીતાફળ sitaphal • Hindi: आत, आता or अता ata, बहुवीज bahu-
> vij,
> मुक्ताफल muktaphal, सीताफल sitaphal • Kannada: ಸೀತಾಫಲ seetaphala •
> Konkani:
> सीताफल siitaaphala • Malayalam: ശീടാഫലം seethapazham • Manipuri:
> সীতাফল
> sitaphal • Marathi: आत ata, मुक्ताफल muktaphala, शिताफळ or सिताफळ
> sitaphala
> • Nepali: आँट् aunt • Oriya: sitaphalo • Persian: شريفه sharifa •
> Punjabi:
> ਸ਼ਰੀਫਾ sharifa, ਸੀਤਾ ਫਲ sita phal • Sanskrit: आतृप्यम् atrupyum,
> बहुबीजम्
> bahubijam, मुक्ताफलम् muktaphalam, सीताफलम् sitaphalam • Tamil: ஆத்தா
> atta,
> சீத்தா citta • Telugu: సీతాఫలము sita-phalamu • Urdu: آتا ata, شريفه
> sharifa
>

> *Distribution*: widely cultivated in tropics; probable origin West
> Indies
>
> *Edible use*:
>
>> ... ripe fruit
>
> *some facts*:
>
>> ... the most widely grown of all the species of *Annona*


>> ... widely grown in El Salvador, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.
>> ... the original home of the sugar apple is unknown
>> ... the species was described from Jamaica.

>> Quoted from: Wikipedia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar-apple> • Purdue
>> University <http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/sugar_apple.html>
>
> *A. reticulata and A. squamosa mixed up*:
>
>
>
>> ... world-over, *A. squamosa* is known as sugar-apple (or sweetsop) and
>> *A.
>> reticulata* as custard-apple
>> ... in India, *A. squamosa* is popularly known as custard-apple (the name


>> sugar-apple is not known to many), in Australia too, well known as Custard
>> Apple
>
>
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mani nair

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Jan 3, 2011, 3:48:28 AM1/3/11
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Dinesh ji, 

Sending picture of  children selling Sitaphal.  This picture was shot by my friend Mrs. Yogita Rathore on the way to Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan.

Regards,

Mani.


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