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Mugenia

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What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« on: December 26, 2017, 12:45:03 PM »
I bought this custard apple from Carrefour over here. The label says it's a Lebanon custard apple. This thing is big, bigger than a normal sugar apple. It's as big as an atemoya. Flavor and seeds are like similar to na da sugar apple. I am collecting its seeds. Thanks.


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Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 02:20:12 PM »
I would guess that it is an Atemoya given its size end the pronounced areoles. perhaps an Annona expert could tell if it has any other mix of Annonas, but it doesn't look like any custard apple I have seen. What was the texture like?  Was it slightly chewy?
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Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 08:10:58 PM »
It could be a variety of pure Sugar-Apple (Annona squamosa), or it could be a type of Annona hybrid called atemoya ( Annona cherimola  X  Annona squamosa).

In Florida we prefer to only call Annona reticulata "Custard-Apple", but in many other places, that common name is used for all Annona species.
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Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 10:57:28 PM »
Belive it or not, it  actually tastes like regular sugar apple and somewhat chewy. The meat comes in cluster with seeds. Mine weighs about a pound. Bigger one weighs about a kilo or more. 

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Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 06:57:59 AM »
 I wonder if it peeled or you had to cut it open?
How much did you pay per pound?


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Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 08:25:34 AM »
I was able to break fruit into two halves and eat it as peeled. It's pricey about $13/kilo or $6.50/lbs. I also saw Nam Doc Mai mangoes. Looks good, but couldn't justify the high price. I am in the Gulf (Arabian Peninsula) region. All tropical fruits are expensive like hell here.


Here's a good information on the Lebanon custard apple. Looks like a mutant Annona Squamosa. It grows on coastal
Lebanon.

Greengrocer’s stalls are filled with these custard apples, called ashta in Lebanon and grown locally in coastal areas. Best to buy them still firm and let them ripen at home; their flesh will yield to gentle pressure and the fruit is the sweetest and creamiest you have ever tasted. Maybe that is why they are called ashta here,  the Arabic word for cream.

http://www.tasteofbeirut.com/custard-apple-ashta/

I wonder if it peeled or you had to cut it open?
How much did you pay per pound?
« Last Edit: December 27, 2017, 10:05:22 AM by Mugenia »

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Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 02:46:23 PM »
Here's the comparison between the sugar apple and Lebanon custard apple. The Lebanon is massive comparing to na da sugar apple. That fruit is just a medium sized one.

I will try to bring some Lebanon custard apple seeds home. I will give these seeds out for free if anyone wants it. First I have to make it out of two custom agencies though.


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Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 03:19:34 PM »
that's hybrid not a custard apple....


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Re: What Kind Of Custard Apples Is This?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 06:13:23 PM »
Here's the comparison between the sugar apple and Lebanon custard apple. The Lebanon is massive comparing to na da sugar apple. That fruit is just a medium sized one.

I will try to bring some Lebanon custard apple seeds home. I will give these seeds out for free if anyone wants it. First I have to make it out of two custom agencies though.

Please put me down for a couple seeds. I surely will send you something in return. 

 

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