Common names: Soursop, Graviola, Guanabana. Soursop fruits are heart-shape with a rough green skin with soft fleshy spines. The flesh is juicy and slightly acidic and produces a rich creamy juice which is very refreshing.
Harvest throughout the year with peak times in October and April. Fruits are picked when their dark green color fades to yellow green. Soften to ripe in 1 to 3 days.
Uses of Soursop
The soursop is usually processed into ice cream, sherbets, ice blended drinks or fresh juice. The medicinal properties of soursop has been known to be used to cure the following ailments: Diarrhea, cough, asthma, hypertension, rheumatism, tumors, cancer, etc.. Please check out the following web sites for more information.
Market requirements state that soursop on arrival should be physically mature, firm, free from decay, bruises, insects and mechanical damage and confirm to weight and size specifications.
Harvesting is carried out in the early part of the day to avoid build-up of field heat, usually on the day of export or delivery. soursop are packed in crates with individual internal packaging to prevent fruit to fruit rubbing or puncturing.
Market Price in Malaysia
Price per kg is between RM5 to RM6
Availability of fruits
Fruits are seasonal and are only available with prior booking.
Ex-Farm Price is RM2.00 to RM2.50 for Grade A Fruits. Grade B and below are available upon request.
Frozen Soursop Flesh (with seeds) in 5-kg packaging (ideal for juice extraction and Suorsop Smoothie/Ice Blended Drinks) are also available upon request.