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Ready made custard!

Ready made custard! (Annona cherimola (Custard Apple))

Annona cherimola,Custard apple grown from the hard black seeds from the fruit,which when cut open resembles raisins floating in custard.
Thinks the flavour of the fruit is really an aquired taste :- (

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This sounds like a very interesting plant. Many Thanks for the info and pic. From what you say, the fruits are edible, but is this really grown as an ornamental, and is it hardy? :-)

30 Aug, 2009


Oh dear - you're photo is bringing back some horrid childhood memories of eating this stuff. My granny loved it and would insist we eat it with ice-cream for dessert when we visited (which, thank god, was not often!!) Apparently, though, they're not bad if you stir it into a green chicken curry at the end of cooking - yeah then the flavour is completely masked!!! I think though for a tree to reach full maturity it needs to be grown in a sub-tropical environment - they are cold-sensitive. They need high temperatures and high humidity. They are very wind sensitive and will not tolerate any frost when young and only light frosts when mature.

30 Aug, 2009


Many Thanks, Bern! Isn't it amazing how plants hold memories for us? This one, for you, sounds more bitter than sweet? :-)

30 Aug, 2009


I got chills just looking at the photo - lol! It's definitely an acquired taste!

30 Aug, 2009


I'm dissappointed the fruits dont taste of custard lol

30 Aug, 2009

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