Where to find Guanábana / Soursop


Guanabana-2by Francisco G. Gómez

As of late Raíces has received a number of e-mails requesting information on how to obtain guanábana. Here in the tristate area it is rather difficult to find this miracle fruit, this is because guanábana naturally grows in the tropics. Guanábana is cultivated in places like Puerto Rico, Hawaii, South America and a number of other very warm locations around the world.

Soursop thrives in temperatures 70 to 90 degrees fahrenheit and becomes really distressed as temperatures descend below that. So as one can deduce, transportation from tropical countries to temperate or very cold areas of the globe take time, hence rapid decomposition of the fruit. Nevertheless, there are several locations that find a way to get the fruit to market in New York. It is also possible to buy guanábana online.

Below I have listed a number of places where you may be able to buy guanábana. I have also provided online sites that sell the fruit. I suggest that you call these markets first before you make the trip to New York. Along with these sources I have also included a website that gives you lots of information about the fruit. Good luck on your search.


The Met Food in Jackson Heights 7610 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY 11372 – (718) 424-1889

Liberato supermarket
Washington Heights
3900 Broadway, New York City, NY 10031
(212) 927-8250

Food Bazaar
Bedford Stuyvesant
1102 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Phone number (718) 919-0197




Where to find Guanábana / Soursop — 11 Comments

    • Greetings,
      Have you tried calling large produce markets? Especially ones that cater to a mostly Caribbean, Latino and/or Asian demographic. It is easier to find these types of fruits that those kinds of markets.
      Nicole Wines
      Raíces Cultural Center

    • Greetings,
      Unfortunately, we do not have a list of stores that sell soursop. You can try calling around to larger farmer’s markets/produce markets in the Tampa area and asking if they carry it before making the trips to search for it. You may also be able to grow it there, or find local growers.
      Nicole Wines
      Raíces Cultural Center

    • I’m from Ocala and they have it in our local Wal-Mart stores. We can sometimes find it at Mother earth our local health food store. Good luck I’m sending prayers for your brother.

  1. Greetings ,unfortunately,i cant find the fruit Guanabana im from Californiacan you please help find it im at stage 4 pancreatic cancer ,they say i have 6 months. Sincerely, herman olivero

    • I know you can order it from E-bay or Amazon, I would also call your local Wal-Mart
      They carry it in some stores. Then you can try any local health food stores. If they don’t have it in stock they normally can refer you to someone who might have some. Good luck your in my prayers.

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