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Annonaceae, Annona spraguei

May 13, 2008

Annona spraguei: Endemic to Panama and endangered in the wild. I collected seed from wild stands in Soberania National Park. The fruit is about the size of a fist, with a sweet edible pulp and numerous seeds. The fruit looks like a smaller version of Biriba (Rollinia deliciosa) only smaller with thinner, longer protuberances. I have a batch of trees growing in Conservatorio, they’re doing well, growing steadily. I might try to graft it, just for fun, and to have dwarfed specimen trees for the city.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Adam permalink
    August 27, 2008 10:08:15 am

    from what I’ve read that one is really great for cancer.

  2. nils browne permalink
    September 14, 2009 10:08:06 am

    Hello! I was looking at your website, and i like it alot, it show a lot valuable information.
    I am tropical fruit collector and like specially collecting rare anonas.
    I was wondering if you might have any seeds for sale of anona spraguei.
    I would like to add it to my collection. Also,if you have seeds of other rare panamanian anonas please let me know. I amvery interested, sincerly,much thanks, nils

  3. nils browne permalink
    October 16, 2009 10:08:41 am

    Hi! I am still interested in anona spraguei and STELECHOCARPUS BURAHOL (keppel apple seeds)
    Please let me know if you are able to get a hold of these seeds. I will gladly purchase them from you.
    Much thanks, nils browne.

  4. Alex Teslenko permalink
    June 29, 2013 10:08:25 pm

    Hello! I am annonas collector from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. How are your Annona spraguei in the Conservatorio? They already blooming, and may already fruited?

  5. Dada Vidyananda permalink
    July 11, 2013 10:08:25 pm

    I am a collector of rare Annonaceas and Duguetias. If anyone has Annona spraguei or other rare Annonacea/ Duguetias I am willing to trade

    • July 11, 2013 10:08:26 pm

      If I were still living in Panama I would gladly send you seed. I used to find stands of A. spraguei all over Parque Soberania. I’ll let you know if / when I go back .


  6. Anonymous permalink
    August 23, 2013 10:08:29 pm

    I got seeds of Annona spraguei and Annona purpurea. If anyone interested let me know.

    • Anonymous permalink
      August 24, 2013 10:08:42 am

      I’m interested in 20-30 seeds of Annona spraguei. Inform me please total summ on mail: ates77(…)mail(dot)ru.

  7. rui pesqueira permalink
    November 12, 2013 10:08:30 pm

    Alo pessoal este site e bem interessante gostei muito , sou RUI PESQUEIRA faço parte de um grupo de colecionadores de frutíferas no rio de janeiro e queria fazer contato com outras pessoas interessadas neste ramo para poder comprar ou trocar sementes e mudas de frutíferas.
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  8. April 30, 2014 10:08:30 am

    This specie is awesome, I havent been able to start it from seed.

    • August 14, 2014 10:08:16 pm

      I had pretty good germination from seed I collected from the wild in Panama. They have to be very fresh.

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