Cherimoya - White

Annona cherimoya

Cherimoya white

Cherimoya is a very heavy cropper of large fruit with juicy flesh that can be a little gritty just below the skin. The unique flavours suggests a hint of mango-papaya. A pleasure to eat due to its low seed count. A commercial favourite in California. Because of it's flavour many people have nicknamed it the "Queen of Fruits" because it's flavour is so much better than other custard apples.


Specifications of Cherimoya - White

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June, July

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Cherimoya - White Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 2y ago

TAMWORTH, NSW, Australia

There are conflicting reports about this cherimoya variety but majority of it are positive. What I think is, oftentimes the taste of the fruit and its overall performance will greatly depend upon its microclimate. The nearer we can simulate  its origi...

★★★ 9y ago

, SA

This tree is going to be big!! Oops may have planted it too close to the house. I am pruning it like mad, lol. Nice smelling flowers but how do I pollinate it?

★★★★★ 10y ago

North Eltham, Vic, Australia

This fruit formed in autumn this year. I purchased the plant 2 years ago. Last winter, the pot was kept in a glasshouse, but this year it has been outside in a sheltered location. We have had about 20 mild frosts. The fruit has hung on over winter, and...

★★★ 10y ago

MARYLAND, NSW, Australia

In spring/summer she grows so quickly she can easy get too wispy. Make sure you tip prune!!! I have to make sure to cut her back at least 30% when she loses her leaves otherwise the next spring she isn't strong enough to support all the new growth.

★★ 10y ago

CAWONGLA, NT, Australia

This plant has been in the ground for years. When they say "Hand pollinate', they mean it. The only time it has carried fruit, I had methodically hand pollinated the few female flowers with pollen collected from the few males earlier. On that occasion,...

★★★★★ 10y ago

Keperra, QLD, Australia

This has gone in the ground in the west of Brisbane (toward iPSWICH) and has set fruit 2011. Seems to set well on its own in this area.

★★★★ 10y ago

Greta, NSW, Australia

I have found that the Cherimoya requires moist soil but not over water logged conditions.Also i try and maintain a steady pH between 6.0-7.0 and generally use a manutec product for fertilising then alternate to blood and bone and also fish emulsion to...

★★ 11y ago

MURGON, NSW, Australia

1st Photo taken 2009. Flowering Nov09.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Another favorite - Very quick, easy to grow tree.    Fruits taste superior to custard apples and with much less seed.

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