The mountain soursop is a fruit-producing plant native to some areas in South and Central America. The fruit of mountain soursop is edible but many people consider it tasteless, although some varieties produce better quality fruits. It has bitter or sour flesh but it is otherwise similar to the normal soursop.
The tree is evergreen and small in size, with a maximum height of about 30 feet. The leaves are attractive, with a glossy finish. The fruit is spherical, with prickles on the yellow skin. The flesh is fragrant but with a fibrous texture. Seeds are light brown and are located in the pulp.
The plant is part of the Annonaceae family and is valuable for its fibrous but edible fruits, which are important as food and for their medical benefits.