This is a primarily tropical family of which only a single genus occurs in temperate North America. Tropical fruits in the genus Annona include custard-apple, sweetsop, soursop, and cherimoya. Our only species in the family has the largest fruit of any native plant in the state; shaped rather like a chubby banana. It has a distinctive flavor, loved by many, though a few individuals react to the fruit, developing itching and skin rashes.

All species found in Annonaceae

Asimina trilobaPAWPAW 


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