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Jun 16, 2015 8:17 PM CST
San Diego (Zone 10a)
Region: California Plumerias Roses
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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Jun 17, 2015 3:17 AM CST

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Yeah they're pretty yummy! Thumbs up
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Jun 18, 2015 1:51 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico Garden Procrastinator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
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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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Jun 18, 2015 2:38 PM CST
San Diego (Zone 10a)
Region: California Plumerias Roses
Mark Twain called the cherimoya "the most delicious fruit known to men."....I've seen that name before "ice cream fruit"...
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Jun 22, 2015 11:34 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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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
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Jun 22, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico Garden Procrastinator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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.
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Jul 22, 2015 4:30 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico Garden Procrastinator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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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Jul 22, 2015 5:10 PM CST
San Diego (Zone 10a)
Region: California Plumerias Roses
Oh mannnnnn!!! Que Rico!! I like them all!!
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Jul 23, 2015 2:05 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico Garden Procrastinator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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.
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Jul 27, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Birds Master Gardener: Florida Hibiscus Greenhouse Charter ATP Member Garden Photography
Bromeliad Region: Florida Orchids Roses Tropicals Region: United States of America
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/ch...

Jim
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Jul 28, 2015 1:31 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico Garden Procrastinator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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.
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Aug 5, 2015 10:51 AM CST
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Birds Master Gardener: Florida Hibiscus Greenhouse Charter ATP Member Garden Photography
Bromeliad Region: Florida Orchids Roses Tropicals Region: United States of America
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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