10 Seeds per packet
Sweet, pulpy, and fragrant rich cherimoya is one of the most delicious tropical fruits of Andean valley origin. These greenish-yellow, conical fruits are from the evergreen trees belonging to the family Annonaceae, in the genus of Annona. The plant has been thought to be native to Loja region of Ecuador, bordering Peru, the low rising tropical forests of Central Andean Mountains.
Annona is a small-sized tree, grows to about 15 to 30 feet tall with dense foliage, and bears fruits after 4-5 years of plantation. At their natural habitat, cherimoya flowers are pollinated by insects (Coleoptera, Hemiptera). However, in the cultivated farms, pollination is largely done artificially to obtain good yields.
The fruit is irregularly oval or conical in shape, features leathery dark-green skin with polygonal indentations. Annona reticulata (custard apple) features small round or conical protuberances. The fruit measures about 10-15 cm in length and 10 cm in diameter and weighs about 350 g to 500 g and in some varieties weighing several pounds. Ripe fruits turn pale green to light brown color, and emanate sweet, fragrant aroma that can be appreciated from a distance. Inside it features, creamy pulp with black color smooth seeds embedded in the flesh. Seeds and skin are inedible.