Pronounced: chehr-uh-MOY-ah

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.


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.

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