Published: Thu, 19 Mar 2015
“Cherimoya, the most delicious fruit known to men.” – Mark Twain
You are ready for a tasty pineapple-papaya-banana-pear flavored treat that deserves its aliases “custard apple” and “sherbet fruit”.
Got cherimoya? Got spoon?
The cherimoya is nothing less than a tropical dessert in a half shell.
The cherimoya's flesh is juicy and creamy custardy. Its sweet flavors will swirl in your mouth.There are only one or two ways to truly enjoy the cherimoya. You can cut it in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon, or you can peel it and cube it and enjoy it with a fork. The only obstacle to a quick consumption of a cherimoya is its large black seeds; they slow you down just enough to heighten the anticipation of the next bite.
A ripe cherimoya will give slightly to a gentle squeeze much like a peach. Cherimoyas are usually picked before they are fully ripe. Avoid fruit with brown splotches or a fermented aroma. The skin of over-ripe fruit will start to blacken.