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CHERIMOYA

Botanical Name: Annona cherimoya
Description

Its possible that no known fruit compares to the delicious taste of the cherimoya. The white flesh is luscious, soft and sweet and is described by many as having the flavour of Mango, pawpaw, bananas and coconut. They're absolutely delicious when devoured icy-cold from the freezer and eaten like ice-cream. A large evergreen tree with flowers and a scent just like the fruit tastes. Very closely related and similar in appearance to the custard apple. Cropping as far south as Melbourne.

Cherimoya -  Sofia

Cherimoya - Sofia

A prolific fruiting selection with white flesh that is sweet and rich with a smooth, custardy vanilla flavour. Has performed exceedingly well in Adelaide SA. Originating in Quito, Ecuador.
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Cherimoya white

Cherimoya - Seedling

Similar to a custard apple, but more juicy with a hint of pineapple and more cold tolerant. Cherimoya fruits are regarded as one of the most delicious fruits known to mankind.
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Fino de Jete fruit in the market in Portugal

Cherimoya - Fina de Jete

Cherimoya is and excellent shaped fruit with juicy, sweet flesh. When mature, black speckles may appear under skin. Matures mid-season. Spain's main commercial variety.
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Cherimoya Rosa Flesh being ripened

Cherimoya Rosa

A probable Reticulata hybrid, Rosa produces exceptionally creamy, gigantic fruits which bear the fine flesh qualities of Cherimoya whilst also being larger than not only those of all other varieties in its class, but also that of sugar apples, including African Pride. Fruits are ovoid, heart shaped and have slightly reticulated skins. Thought to be of Spanish Origin.
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Cherimoya white

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.
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Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May, June, July

 

Customer Comments on Cherimoya

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Cherimoya Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Cherimoya

This is my first year that my tree is producing fruit after I learnt how to pollinate the flowers it was realy quite easy now I hand pollinate most of my fruit trees I have fruit about the size of an orange and getting bigger | Ron Briggs - Grafton, N. S.W 28-Feb-2007

Cherimoya

While they like the cooler conditions. they wont tolerate the inland frosts well. mine were killed by -3C or lower, ive tried each year. Maybe older ones are a little tougher if you can protect them. Ill be trying with Annona montana instead this time | Reville - Tabulam , NSW 08-Jul-2008

Cherimoya

What is the difference between a custard apple and a cherimoya? | Chris - Sydney, NSW 04-Apr-2009

Cherimoya

Chris. you should ask your question at the top of this page on the forums tab. | Peter - Adelaide, SA 23-Apr-2009

Cherimoya

Cherimoyas are my favourite fruit, its a wonder that something that comes forth from soil and water can be so brilliant! | Eamonn O'loghlin - Brisbane, QLD 21-Sep-2009
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Fruits of Warm Climates by Julia F. Morton

California Rare Fruit Growers