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Cherimoya - Annona cherimola

Cherimoya, which is also known as the custard apple originated in the subtropical valleys of the Andes mountains in South America. It is very sweet and has a typical tropical pineapple, banana, passionfruit type flavour. Unlike most decidious trees, Cherimoy are only briefly decidious during spring, before the flowers and new foliage emerge. They are subtropical, but can handle light frosts - although are not as hardy as avocados or lemons, but they are somewhat hardier than tamarillos. It can be a good idea to protect them frostcloth in early years. Mature trees can handle a moderate frost. 

They do not like having wet feet and can be susceptible to root rot if drainage is not great.

Fruit ripens from August to November depending on the variety. For the most part they are pest and disease resistant.

Cherimoya varities

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Fruit Type
Months Harvest
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