A large tropical fruit that tastes like a delicate combination of vanilla, pineapple, papaya and banana. Irregularly oval in shape, the cherimoya has a leathery green skin with a scaly pattern. The sweet, fragrant cream-colored flesh is peppered with large shiny black seeds and is the texture of firm custard.
Season: December - June
How to select: Select firm, heavy fruit without blemishes.
How to store: Store at room temperature until ripe, then refrigerate, well wrapped, up to 4 days.
How to prepare: Halve, remove the seeds and scoop out the flesh. Serve chilled.