Tropicals forum: Cherimoya tree

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Mark619
Jun 16, 2015 8:17 PM CST
This tree is a Cherimoya tree...this has to be the most delicious fruit ever!! Can't even compare it to anything!!
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Can't wait for my trees to fruit in a year or so I hope!!! Lol
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 17, 2015 3:17 AM CST
Yeah they're pretty yummy! Thumbs up
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jun 18, 2015 1:51 PM CST
They are good, not sure I'd call them the most delicious ever though. They are in season here now, lots of them being sold on the street corners. I think they are called the Ice Cream fruit in english, is that right? The trees are enormous, at least the ones I see here, and that makes it difficult to harvest the fruit. If you let it drop it is smooshed, so you need someone agile to climb the tree and one of those buckets pickers to get the fruit. Generally they are picked while still hard and allowed to soften in the house. I'm kind of 'meh' about them, I much prefer mangos.
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Mark619
Jun 18, 2015 2:38 PM CST
Mark Twain called the cherimoya "the most delicious fruit known to men."....I've seen that name before "ice cream fruit"...
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jun 22, 2015 11:34 AM CST
I agree with Jonna, if you are going to eat them raw. However, if used to fold into a custard type desert, you have found heaven on earth. As for the most delicious fruit known to man, I nominate the SE Asian mangosteen.

Jim
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jun 22, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Interesting. So, you cook them with the custard? or fold them raw into already cooked custard? Would tapioca work? I'm a huge fan of tapioca and make it with all different kinds of fruit but have never tried it with cherimoya.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jul 22, 2015 4:30 PM CST
I took some pictures of fruits in the market right now, including the cherimoya, (guanábana in Spanish, soursop in English), pitahaya and guaya.

Cherimoya on the left and Guanábana on the right.
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pitahaya on bottom right and guaya in plastic bags on bottom left
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pitahaya that I picked in my garden today.
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A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
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Mark619
Jul 22, 2015 5:10 PM CST
Oh mannnnnn!!! Que Rico!! I like them all!!
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jul 23, 2015 2:05 PM CST
yes, most are pretty good. There are others in season now, rambutan is one of my favorites. Rambutan are generally sold on street corners by Chiapan men, I assume they are grown in the state of Chiapas and brought here. I do see them in the main mercados and in the supermarkets but they are not as fresh and have lost some of their color.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Jul 27, 2015 6:56 PM CST
There is no cooking involved, Jonna. It is just whipped egg whites, whipped cream and cherimoya all mixed together. There is one dish called Torta Merengue de Cherimoya where you whip one cup of cream with 3 tablespoons of powered sugar and fold in one cup of cherimoya pulp. Spread this on a meringue disk and put another on top like a sandwich. Refrigerate for several hours and serve. For more, check out this website:
http://perudelights.com/tag/chirimoya-desserts/

Jim
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Jul 28, 2015 1:31 PM CST
Thanks Jim, that's a great website and that cherimoya cake souffle looks fabulous. I'm going to try making it. I had no idea that Peruanos had such a sweet tooth Smiling Good to know as visiting Peru is on my bucket list.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Aug 5, 2015 10:51 AM CST
I lived in Lima for three years, traveled all over the country and married a Peruvian lady. Those were part of my good old days.

Jim

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