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The Fruit


The Cherimoya, also known as the "Custard Apple," due to the unique, creamy texture of its flesh, is native to Colombia, Peru and Bolivia, and spread throughout Central America. This egg and heart-shaped beauty is truly tropical, with a mild taste reflecting banana, papaya, pineapple and coconut. Cherimoya make a great addition to salads, or can be blended into a mousse or smoothie for something truly extraordinary.


How do you eat them

cut them in half

Cut In Half

use your fingers to pull apart

Use Your Fingers To Pull Apart

eat the chunks!

Eat the Chunks!

Cherimoya on plate

Fun Fact

"The most delicious fruit known to men"

In 1866, on a trip to visit Hawaii, Mark Twain (yes, the Mark Twain) was seeking but one thing to eat - the Cherimoya, "the most delicious fruit known to men". He described it thusly: "It has a soft pulp, like a pawpaw, and is eaten with a spoon. The papaya looks like a small squash, and tastes like a pawpaw." The man has a gift with words (and knows his fruit).


Tropical Fruit. Avoid The Cold.

As a tropical fruit, cherimoyas love 55 degree or warmer temperatures, so keeping them at room temperature is preferred. They don't keep long (a day or two), so you can also refrigerate to keep from spoiling.

The Recipes

So Many Ways To Enjoy