Cherimoya? I came across this weird looking fruit at the co-op earlier this week, and as always, I felt an obligation to try it.. I ran a quick Google search while shopping and found this: "the cherimoya is often considered one of the best-tasting fruits in the world". well, now you see, I had NO choice but to get me one.
After a short research I found out that its a type of Anona, native to the Andes and that when ripe it should feel like one's elbow.. hmm.. It has been resting on my kitchen counter for a few days and today I picked it up and WOW, it felt like an elbow!! well, not really, but it had a softness to it, while still maintaining it's firmness. That's good enough for me. let's cut it open:
It has a fleshy white insides, with big brown seeds, it's sweet and delicious, with a firm texture that can explain the nick name "custard apple". Not sure that it stands up for the "best testing fruit" title earlier claimed, but its definitely tasty, and reminded me of a jack fruit both in texture and flavor.
buen provecho !