Category: Food



Introduction and description


Annona cherimola, originally called Chirimuya by the Inca people who lived where it was growing in the Andes of South America, is an edible fruit-bearing species of the genus Annona from the family Annonaceae.

It is now widely cultivated mostly for its sweet fruits that share the name Custard-apple with others in its family. Other English common names include cherimoya, chirimoyo, momona, kelemoio.

Annona cherimola  is in the same family as  Annona reticulata- also on the site - whose common name is Custard apple,  the Soursop - the fruit of Annona muricata and Annona squamosa again on the site and knwn as the Sweetsop.


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