Biting into a fresh, ripe atemoya is like experiencing nature’s most perfect, creamy pina colada in fruit form. The white flesh is sweet, tart and tropical with flavors of pineapple, cherimoya and vanilla. Atemoya are at their most tasty and fragrant when fully ripe, and the white flesh is juicy, custard soft and scoopable.
These green, heart shaped fruits have a uniquely textured surface. As a hybrid of sugar apples and cherimoyas, atemoya have striking rounded green spikes at the top that flatten like scales toward the bottom of the heart-shaped fruit. They’re smaller than their cherimoya parent, about the size of a grapefruit.