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.
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
No Leaves (Deciduous)
March, April, May, June, July
Customer Comments on 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
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
Chris. you should ask your question at the top of this page on the forums tab. | Peter - Adelaide, SA 23-Apr-2009
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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