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Where can I find chirimoyas in the Boston area?

AnjLM Jan 8, 2007 05:12 PM

When I studied abroad in Spain my host family always had a fruit called a Chirimoya (cherimoya). It was delicious and ever since then I've been craving chirimoyas. Does anyone know where I could find them in the Boston area?

  1. Ljubitca Jan 10, 2007 11:53 AM

    try the ones from ca. my mom loved them and we are chilean. as posted above.

    1. Kip McSkipster Jan 10, 2007 12:06 AM

      I lived in Chile years ago, and ate tons of chirimoya while I was there (especially as "chiromoya sorpresa" - chunks of the fruit in orange juice). Every chirimoya I've had here in the States, including one recently from Russo's, has been vastly inferior, neither as sweet nor as juicy. Maybe it's just the luck of the fruit draw - if anyone has a bead on some fine chirimoya, I'm all ears.

      1. Pia Jan 9, 2007 08:46 PM

        I have seen cherimoyas at Russo's in Watertown and occasionally at the Armenian grocery stores on Mt. Auburn Street in east Watertown.

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          cheryl_h Jan 9, 2007 04:01 PM

          I've seen them at Arax in Watertown and also Russo's.

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          1. re: cheryl_h
            AnjLM Jan 9, 2007 05:03 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions. I did see a sign for them recently at Market Basket but they didn't have any left :(. I'll definitely try Russo's though.

          2. Ljubitca Jan 9, 2007 12:12 AM

            Cherimoyas are big in Chile too. I dont think they are in season now. I used to get a case of them delivered to my mom around mothers day from a company out of CA that grows them (and Avocados) I believe it was called Calimoya?

            My mom loved them. I should do that again this year.

            Have you guys heard of lucumas?

            1. trufflehound Jan 9, 2007 12:08 AM

              Popular with Brazilians too.

              1. Prav Jan 8, 2007 07:01 PM

                Oh man, this is awesome news. I, too, studied abroad in Spain and would never forget when my "host grandmother" would halve a chirimoya for us and hand us a spoon. King of fruits. :)

                Anyone seen these in the city as well?

                1. ScubaSteve Jan 8, 2007 06:00 PM

                  i have found them at the Stop&Shops and Marketbaskets in my area (merrimcak valley).

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                  1. re: ScubaSteve
                    onlytwomuses Jan 9, 2007 04:47 PM

                    Found them there too, at my local stores. Any store in an area with an Hispanic population, Stop and Shop, Shaws, etc.

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