The "Dragon's Egg" Fruit

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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 Them

use your fingers to pull apart

Scoop Out The Fruit

eat the chunks!

Eat the creamy fruit, but avoid the seeds!

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).

How To Store

Loves The Warmth But Amazing Cold.

If you’re not ready to enjoy your cherimoyas just yet and want to save some for later, it’s best to put them in the fridge for up to 2 days.

As a tropical fruit, cherimoyas love 55 degree or warmer temperatures, so keeping them at room temperature is preferred.

You can also put them in the freezer. Plus, frozen cherimoya tastes amazing in smoothies or blended in your favorite adult beverage.

The Recipes

So Many Ways To Enjoy

Did You Know


Cherimoya fruits are often described as having a dinosaur egg look to them. These prehistoric-looking beauties are absolutely packed with a smooth, delightful and custardy flesh with a distinct and mild tropical flavor. Mark Twain didn't referred to it as "the most delicious fruit known to men" for nothing.

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