pond apple Annonaceae Annona
glabra L. symbol: ANGL4
Leaf: Alternate, simple, entire, ovate to elliptical, 3 to 5 inches, leathery, aromatic; bright green above, paler below.
Flower: Very attractive, creamy white to light yellow, rose color at the base of each sepal, 1 inch across, solitary.
Fruit: Very similar looking to a green apple, yellow green to yellow, 3 to 5 inches long, broadest at the base; aromatic and fleshy when mature in the fall.
Twig: Moderate, shiny red-brown.
Bark: Gray-brown, developing shallow fissures with scaly tops.
Form: Small tree to 50 feet, spreading round crown.
Looks like: cocoplum - black mangrove - buttonwood - red mangrove
Additional Range Information: Annona glabra is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See states reporting pond apple.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2017 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson