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Cherimoya

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Buying Tips

Purchase fruit that’s firm, heavy for its size, and free of skin blemishes.

Varieties

Originally from South America, cherimoya is now grown in other regions with suitable growing conditions, such as New Zealand and California. It is often confused with custard fruit (A. reticulata), another fruit in the same family.

The most common varieties grown in California are:

Bays

Features a smooth creamy pulp, moderate number of seeds and durable skin

Booth

Fragile, but very sweet

Pierce

Heavy, sweet fruit

White

Moderately sweet, with a moderate to low seed count

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