Cherimoya Trees

Annona cherimola

Cherimoya trees produce fruits that are conical to heart-shaped. These fruits are renowned for their delicious creamy white flesh which has hints of banana, papaya, peach, pineapple and strawberry. The fruits have a green skin that have the appearance of overlapping warty scales. Matures fruits turn brown with a fissured surface.  The white flesh is segmented and contains numerous hard brown to black inedible seeds that are 1/2in long and wide. In its native regions the fruit is usually eaten served chilled and is frequently used in desserts.

Cherimoya Details  
Plant Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Semi-Evergreen
Tree Size/Habit Rounded Canopy to 25 – 30 Feet
Fruit Shape/Size Conical 4 – 8 Inches Long, 4 Inches Wide
Fruit Flavor Aromatic, Juicy, Sub-Acid, Sweet, Blend of Tropical Flavors
Skin Color When Ripe Greenish-Brown
Fruit Use Fresh Eating, Smoothies
Fruit Season October to May
Light Needs  Full Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 9b – 11