Custard Apple Fruits

# Details
1 The Flavor of the fruit is Sweet & Pleasant
2 The Plant normally blossom's sometime between March as well as July.It had of course a very peculiar aroma.
3 The flesh of the fruit is white as well as creamy and has a sugary taste.
4 The fruit can be stored for a very longer periods.
5 The fruit is with a sweet taste,which measures about 8-16cm in diameter. This fruit can be round,heart-shaped or irregular.
6 The plants are raised from seeds and bear fruit in about 3 to 4 years. But Tissue cultured plants production starts within 2 years.
Projections Per Acer (in INR)

Spacing: 16 x 16 (recommended) so 171 plants shall be planted.

1st year Expenses: 171 x 280 = 47,880/-

Land Establishment cost: 1,75,000 & Labor cost: 50,000/-

Total First year Investment: 2,72,880/-

Total cash out flow = 4,91,184. (for 2 years and 40% of first year maintenance in 2nd year)

Break even in 5th year as yield will be in 3 year.

The income in 6th year will be 11,62,800/- which will be 232 times initial investment.

Yield Statistics

  • 3 Year 48 Times
  • 6 Year 198 Times
  • 10 Year 314 Times
Cost Benefit Analysis
Production Years Yield (Kgs) per Tree Per Acre Yield Income (INR)
3 35 5985 Kgs 2,39,800/-
4 40 6840 Kgs. 2,73,600/-
5 45 7695 Kgs 3,07,800/-
6 50 8550 Kgs 3,42,800/-
10 50 8550 Kgs 3,42,800/-

Climatic Considerations

  1. The custard apple tree needs a tropical climate. In India, it does well from the plains up to an elevation of 4,000 ft (1,220 m).
  2. It flourishes in the coastal lowlands of Ecuador; is rare above 5,000 ft (1,500 m).
  3. In Guatemala, it is nearly always found below 4,000 ft (1,220 m).
  4. In Ceylon, it cannot be grown above 3,000 ft (915 m).
  5. Around Luzon in the Philippines, it is common below 2,600 ft (800 m).
  6. Fully grown, it has survived temperatures of 27º to 28ºF (-2.78º to 2.22ºC) without serious harm.


  1. The Custard Apple is not very particular about soil conditions and flourishes in all types of soils like shallow, sandy, etc.
  2. Yet it fails to grow if the subsoil is ill drained.
  3. It can grow well in deep black soils provided they are well drained. A little salinity or acidity does not affect it but alkalinity, chlorine, poor drainage or marshy-wet lands hamper the growth and fruiting.
  4. The custard apple does best in low-lying, deep, rich soil with ample moisture and good drainage. It grows to full size on oolitic limestone and runs wild in light sand and various other types of soil.