atemoya is a hybrid of two fruits – the sugar apple and the
cherimoya. The fruit is popular in Asia, South and Central America,
Cuba, and the Mid-East.
flesh is not segmented like the Sugar Apple but more similar to
the Cherimoya. It is very juicy and slightly sweet, a bit like a
piña colada. When it's ripe the fruit can be eaten right
out of the shell with a spoon, like custard.
needs artificial hand pollination to produce the best quality fruits.
The 'Geffner' variety produces without hand pollination. If an Atemoya
develops with one side misshapen it is usually the result of inadequate
have developed many unusual varieties of this fruit.