Atemoya Plant - African Pride Seedling

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African Pride Atemoya  (Annona squamosa x A. cherimola )

The Atemoya fruit is a captivating fusion of flavours and textures. Its exterior boasts a scaly, greenish skin that conceals the treasure within. As you cut into it, the fruit reveals a tender, creamy flesh that's akin to a velvety custard, with a luscious aroma that hints at tropical paradise. Its flavour dances between the sweetness of ripe cherimoya and the subtle tang of custard apple, creating a harmonious symphony for your taste buds. With each juicy bite, the Atemoya transports you to a sunny orchard, offering a taste of pure tropical bliss.

The Atemoya African Pride is exquisite and definitely a 10/10 in flavours. The plant embodies a remarkable autonomy in its growth and resilience. This robust tropical tree, a hybrid of cherimoya and custard apple, flourishes in diverse African climates. It stands tall with glossy green leaves, exuding a sense of vitality and vigor.

Its autonomy lies in its ability to adapt to various soil types and withstand challenging weather conditions, from arid savannas to humid rainforests. The Atemoya plant asserts its self-sufficiency, often thriving without the need for excessive care or attention.

Furthermore, its fruit production is a testament to its autonomy. The plant bears large, luscious Atemoya fruits without requiring complex pollination techniques, thanks to its unique capacity for self-pollination or the aid of local pollinators.

Plant Care  

  • Soil: Rich, well-drained soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5.
  • Watering: Water regularly to keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
  • Temperature: Ideal temperature is between 25°C and 28°C; sensitive to cold.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Fertilising: Use a balanced NPK fertilizer (10-10-10) every three months during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Light pruning to remove dead or crossing branches and maintain shape.
  • Mulching: Apply organic mulch to conserve soil moisture.
  • Pest Control: Watch for scale insects and mealybugs; treat with appropriate insecticides.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Flowers sporadically; fruits develop 3-5 months after flowering.
  • Potting: Suitable for potting in a large container with excellent drainage.
  • Feeding Regime: Supplement with a high-potassium fertilizer during the fruiting period.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5


  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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