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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Elusive Cherimoya - One of Nature's Best Treats!

On a recent trip to California's Central Coast, we were fortunate enough to be able to attend San Luis Obispo's Farmer's Market. SLO offers an amazing Farmer's Market. It is held on one of the main downtown streets, which has several blocks barricaded from traffic. In addition to traditional fruit and vegetable stands, there are many food vendors. It is a great Thursday night activity!  

The best treat at the SLO Farmer's Market is cherimoya. No contest. 



Cherimoya, also known as custard apple, are quite elusive. If you have not been fortunate enough to give cherimoya a try, you should definitely add it to your bucket list!

We purchased seven of these glorious fruits at a bargain price of $1 each. Cherimoyas are not the most beautiful looking fruit and as a result may be off putting. That being said, delicious doesn't begin to describe how wonderful these fruits taste. They are reminiscent of a pina colada. They have an unbelievable texture.  Creamy and smooth, almost like ice cream, with just the right amount of juiciness. Delectable!

Cherimoyas likely do not transport well. When they are ripe, you better be ready to consume or they will go bad in a hurry. If you are unable to find in your location, it is absolutely worth making a trip to find them!

5 comments:

Pam said...

I have never seen this fruit in my local stores. I'll keep an eye out for them in the local farmer's markets.

Ashley C. said...

What an interesting fruit! I always love trying different types of fruits and would love to get my hands on one of these!

Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

I have never heard of the word chermoya, but I have had custard apples before. Lucky you to have such a great market to go to :)

Gloria Baker said...

Cherimoya is one of the most delicious fruits!!
I love it:)
We have here in spring and sometimes you can find the cherimoya frozen juice in supermarkets:)

Gloria Baker said...

Cherimoya is one of the most delicious fruits!!
I love it:)
We have here in spring and sometimes you can find the cherimoya frozen juice in supermarkets:)