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Cherimoya Fruit

Hypnotic23 May 16, 2009 09:48 AM

Anyones that tried this fruit knows how good it is. In the past I would buy them at Ralphs and the quality was terrible.

I just found these at Farm Boy for those interested.

Its the shape of a green round pear meets an apple and when you cut inside you experience the taste of banana custard, amazing!

Enjoy,

Stuart

  1. OCEllen May 16, 2009 12:29 PM

    In Orange County I have seen them at Sprouts and Whole Foods. And the trees are quite easy to grow and fruit at a fairly young age.

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      kdoc May 16, 2009 12:37 PM

      The Asian markets (99, etc...) normally carry them, but yes, they are pretty easy to grow. My father has a tree and the fruit is indeed pretty tasty- though it took a little adjustment period for me to appreciate the creamy texture coming from a fruit.

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      Burger Boy May 16, 2009 02:06 PM

      Saw them at the Echo Park Farmer's Market yesterday.

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        Bjartmarr May 16, 2009 06:38 PM

        They're at the Wednesday SM Farmer's Market. Don't know the name of the place, but they're on the East side of 2nd street, North of Arizona.

        They have sapote fruit too, which are also pretty good.

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          kolachman May 17, 2009 10:16 AM

          I was in Chile for a while and would eat them all the time. Love, love, love them, but have never found the same quality.

          1. Das Ubergeek May 17, 2009 08:37 PM

            Irvine CFM has them...

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              fredder May 17, 2009 08:59 PM

              Thanks for the post.

              Also what is sapote fruit?

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                Das Ubergeek May 17, 2009 10:44 PM

                http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=sapote+fruit

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                ozhead May 18, 2009 09:27 AM

                One of the vendors at the Calabasas farmers' market has cherimoya. The price depends on the size of the fruit. We used to get them when we lived in Guam, where the fruit is called soursop and grows the size of a volleyball. If you take the seeds out, the pulp makes a great (and I mean GREAT) daiquiri.

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                  kainzero May 18, 2009 10:37 AM

                  There's a vendor at the Torrance Farmer's Market that sells different sizes at different prices.

                  The larger ones are usually more expensive because they have a better flesh-to-seed ratio. The gigantic ones are a little ridiculous, but the smallest ones are probably the most frustrating to eat. So make sure it has a little heft.

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