Cherimoya - Bronceada

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Please note: We accept orders for plants year round, however we only ship/deliver plants from September throught to April.

Bronceada Cherimoya (Annona cherimola)

Bronceada variety of Cherimoya has green nondescript winged fragrant flowers borne in spring followed by large green heart shaped knobbly fruit. Creamy white juicy flesh which is soft, delicate and has the taste and consistency of custard.

Enclosed in the flesh are large black seeds, they come away easily. The fruit has a delightful fruity fragrance, sweet flavour.

Bronceada forms a small upright tree approximately 5m high. The olive-green leaves are large (20cm in length) and oval in shape. The undersides of the leaves are soft and velvety. Performs well in cooler climates.

Size - Tree will reach a mature height of 5 to 6m.

Most Cherimoyas are true to type and self - pollinated. However hand pollination might be required for certain varieties; we recommend buying two plants for cross pollination and to improve the quality of taste.

Plant is 3+years

Plant Care  

  • Soil: Cherimoya trees prefer well-drained, fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. They thrive in slightly acidic to neutral pH levels. Enhancing the soil with compost or well-rotted manure can improve its fertility and structure.
  • Watering: Cherimoya requires regular watering to maintain evenly moist soil, especially during the fruiting and flowering stages. However, it's important to ensure good drainage to prevent root rot, as cherimoya does not tolerate waterlogged conditions.
  • Temperature: Cherimoya is suited to mild, subtropical climates and does not tolerate extreme heat or frost. The ideal temperature range is between 15°C and 25°C. Trees require some protection from high winds and extreme temperatures.
  • Light: Prefers full sun to partial shade. Full sun is beneficial for fruit production, but in very hot climates, some afternoon shade can help protect the tree from excessive heat stress.
  • Fertilising: Fertilise cherimoya trees with a balanced NPK fertilizer every few months during the growing season to support growth and fruit development. Additional applications of potassium can enhance fruit quality. Be cautious with nitrogen; excessive nitrogen can promote leaf growth at the expense of fruit production.
  • Pruning: Prune annually to remove dead or diseased wood and to open up the tree for better light penetration and air circulation. Pruning can also help maintain the tree at a manageable size for easier harvesting.
  • Mulching: Apply a thick layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and provide nutrients as it decomposes. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the trunk to prevent moisture buildup that could cause fungal issues.
  • Pest Control: Monitor for pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects. Use appropriate organic or chemical treatments as necessary. Maintaining good air circulation within the canopy and keeping the area around the tree clean can help reduce pest and disease issues.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Cherimoya produces fragrant flowers that are hermaphroditic but require hand-pollination for effective fruit set in many regions due to the lack of natural pollinators. The fruits are large, with a green, scale-like skin and creamy, sweet interior flesh. Fruit typically matures 5-8 months after flowering.
  • Potting: While typically grown in the ground, cherimoya can be cultivated in large containers where soil conditions or climate are not ideal. Ensure the container is large enough to accommodate the root system and has good drainage.
  • Feeding Regime: In addition to regular NPK fertilization, applying a layer of compost or well-rotted manure around the base of the tree in spring can provide a slow-release nutrient boost that supports growth and fruiting throughout the season.

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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