Cherimoya

The cherimoya, also spelled chirimoya is thought to be native to the low rising tropical forests of Central Andean Mountains in Ecuador, bordering Peru. Today cherimoya is grown throughout South Asia, South and Central America, and Southern California. The fruit is oval, often slightly oblate, with a smooth or slightly tuberculated skin. Its flesh is white and creamy, and has numerous dark brown seeds embedded in it. Some characterize the flavor as a blend of banana, pineapple, papaya, peach, and strawberry. Others describe it as tasting like commercial bubblegum. When ripe, the skin is green..

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