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Author Topic: Which is the Anona that Cubans call chirimoya? Is it really a chirimoya?  (Read 1214 times)

Tiberivs

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I have family from Cuba and I have heard them mention chirimoya before just not sure which anona it is. I think these pictures are examples of the fruit and tree just curious what it is and if it is chirimoya.








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It looks like custard apple, Annona reticulata.

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Its Annona reticulata ,different specie from cherimoya,more tropical.Cherimoya is subtropical.

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I'm pretty certain that annona cherimola doesn't grow anywhere in Cuba.  Too hot, even at higher elevations.
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Thank you for the ID now I know what they were talking about. Are they good?

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Thank you for the ID now I know what they were talking about. Are they good?
Reports say its barely edible and not like cherimoya a good fruit.I still have a few seeds of anona reticulata waiting to germinate even thogh they say its not that good as the cherimola.

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Thatís a bummer guess I wonít be planting.

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Thatís a bummer guess I wonít be planting.
It depends a lot on the cultivar and somme are better than otthers.if you cant grow Cherimoya i think this is a good alternative for more tropical areas.

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Thank you for the ID now I know what they were talking about. Are they good?

Look for custard apple cultivars and grafted plants, they produce superb tasting fruits.

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I just got a Cuban green scion from a San Diego CRFG member’s.  He said it was a cherimoya and not a custard apple.  So far it is pushing out like a cherimoya.  If it is true than this particular variety can grow in Florida. 

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Cubans call "chirimoya" so many anonas, and one of those is also custard apple/anona reticulata which is a fantastic tasting fruit, (strawberry pudding/cheesecake) one of my all time favorites, if not maybe #1.
Try get a taste next season around April-May

Thatís a bummer guess I wonít be planting.
- Marius

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Thank you Mario I will try, hopefully Iím able to find.

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If you get an improved variety of A. Reliculata it's really good.
One if my favorite fruit.
Really easy to get a good variety in South Florida.
Even the seedlings of San Pablo I've had fruit from we're really good.

Forum member JF sells seeds of good varieties from Mexico. Also sells budwood.

Also it gives fruit in March in Florida.

If the fruit ripens when the leaves are off the tree (May-ish in Florida) its not that special.
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