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Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« on: November 21, 2021, 06:42:32 AM »
Going to be in Palm Springs California area during the December holiday. I've never had cherimoya. Can I go to the grocery store and buy one and expect it to be at Peak flavor. Or would I have to go to a farmers market and hope for the best.
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Re: Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2021, 09:53:58 AM »
In my "yout" in SoCal (like 40+ years ago), the cherimoyas you found in stores--primarily health/natural food stores--were often very good.  So seek out Whole Foods.  Dude, you get around!  I hope you like dates.  Coachella Valley is famous for dates.  There used to be some really great grapefruit, too, grown in those parts.
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Re: Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2021, 12:55:40 PM »
Palm springs isnt that close to the growing areas near the beach.  I doubt you will get good quality cherimoyas if thry have them at all in a store in palm springs.  Even the farmers markets its pretty slim pickins here.  Cherimoya is mostly a backyard fruit.  Very few commercial groves. 
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Re: Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2021, 03:27:20 PM »
Sprouts had USA grown cherimoya for $6.99 last week.
USA grown cherimoya is probably from the Santa Barbara area, & not hot-water treated.
Chilean grown cherimoya are still good, but since they're hot-water treated, not the best representation.

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Re: Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2021, 11:17:39 PM »
Sprouts had USA grown cherimoya for $6.99 last week.
USA grown cherimoya is probably from the Santa Barbara area, & not hot-water treated.
Chilean grown cherimoya are still good, but since they're hot-water treated, not the best representation.
So I'd still give Sprouts in La Quinta and Whole Foods in Palm Desert a shot.  Whatta ya got to lose?  Wealthy folks in that area who I'm sure appreciate exotic gourmet items.  Call in advance.
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Re: Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2021, 05:46:17 AM »
Sprouts had USA grown cherimoya for $6.99 last week.
USA grown cherimoya is probably from the Santa Barbara area, & not hot-water treated.
Chilean grown cherimoya are still good, but since they're hot-water treated, not the best representation.
So I'd still give Sprouts in La Quinta and Whole Foods in Palm Desert a shot.  Whatta ya got to lose?  Wealthy folks in that area who I'm sure appreciate exotic gourmet items.  Call in advance.
John51 to answer your question I have family members in Nevada Arizona and California. And they've pretty much love me hate me because I'm always sending videos of afternoon downpours. And ask the question of them. Do you know what this is when's the last time you saw this. If that wasn't enough I flood them with photos of my overabundance of tropical fruit. I will be in that area to visit the grandbaby. I will probably visit a palm date farm as you suggested.





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Re: Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2021, 11:33:16 AM »
if I have extra cherimoyas in december Ill send some to palm springs if you cordinate with me. 
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Re: Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2021, 12:27:50 PM »
I have had decent cherimoyas from the store, shipped over from Spain, but it is frequent that they go rock hard instead of ripening. I think this is due to being picked ludicrously early/rock hard.

When they do ripen normally, their flavor is pretty good, nothing spectacular though.

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2021, 02:42:54 PM »
if I have extra cherimoyas in december Ill send some to palm springs if you cordinate with me.
Now there's an offer you can't refuse!  How awesome of Brad!
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Re: Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2021, 03:43:43 PM »
if I have extra cherimoyas in december Ill send some to palm springs if you cordinate with me.
Now there's an offer you can't refuse!  How awesome of Brad!
Yes! That is a very generous offer and much appreciated.  I am actually staying in Vegas where my daughter lives and want making a day trip by going through the Joshua Tree Forest to visit Palm Springs. My itinerary is very much in flux so logistically that probably would not work out. My brother wants me to come to Corona which might not happen. But thanks anyway for the very generous offer. :)
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Re: Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2021, 05:07:21 PM »
Bovine, Brad has a cherimoya tasting on December 4, if you do end up visiting Corona or Palm Springs, maybe you can stop by.

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Re: Store bought cherimoya equivalent to a store-bought mango?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2021, 05:55:06 PM »
Bovine, Brad has a cherimoya tasting on December 4, if you do end up visiting Corona or Palm Springs, maybe you can stop by.

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I would really enjoy that but my reservations are for Christmas holiday week
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