20856---Soursop Tree and Fruit, Panama.
The soursop tree, Anona muricata is a nothing of canning, preserving, or making
native of tropical America. It will grow jelly. Fruits fresh fromn the tree are to
anywhere in tropical countries when be obtained in their ison, every day in
planted and cultivated. It produces a larce the year. Some fruits such as bananas,
strawberry shaped fruit, of a greenish pineapples, oranges, papayos and others
color. It is about as large as a boy's he .. can be had every day in the year by
It contains an agreeable slightly acid pulp. diversified planting.
The juice of this fruit in water, with a The wood of the soursop tree is elastic
little sugar added, makes a delicious and and its bark is bitter. Many of the native
cooling drink. The flavor is something fruits of Panama could be canned, pre-
like that of lemon and strawberry syrup served, or made into jelly by enterprising
mixed. people. These would find a ready and
The pulp of the fruit makes a fine pre- profitable sale in many of the world's
serve. The native Panamanians know markets.
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