Atemoya Trees

atemoya fruit


Annona cherimola x squamosa

The atemoya is a hybrid between the cherimoya and sugar apple. Fruits are conical to heart-shaped and bluish green in color. The skin of the fruits tends to be more bumpy at the stem like the sugar apple and smoothening out near the bottom of the fruit. The custard like flesh is creamy white, non-segmented and contains shiny dark brown to black inedible seeds. Trees are pendulous in shape with drooping branches covered with elliptical leathery leaves. The flavor is described as sweet and subacid with perhaps having a fruitier flavor than the cherimoya. 

*Hand pollination is required to ensure fruit set

Atemoya Details  
Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Semi-Evergreen
Tree Size/Habit 15-30 feet
Fruit Shape/Size Conical to heart-shaped, 8-12 inches in diameter
Fruit Flavor Juicy, Sweet, reminiscent of Piña Colada 
Skin Color When Ripe Pale Green, slight yellow hue when ripened
Fruit Use Fresh Eating, best chilled
Fruit Season Early Summer
Light Needs  Full Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 9b