(see also CHERIMOYA, PAPAW, SWEETSOP, WHITE SAPOTE, WILD CUSTARD APPLE)
The term “custard apple” is a nickname for the cherimoya but also refers to its close relative, the fruit known around the world as custard apple (Annona reticulata). Also called “bullock'sheart,” it is a native of the American tropics, grows on a small tree with yellow flowers, is almost round and up to 4 or 5 inches in diameter, and has a tough skin, which protects a creamy white flesh of thick custard-like consistency. Its flavor is not especially appreciated by many (some find it insipidly sweet), but it is nonetheless widely cultivated in the West Indies, tropical Africa, and Southeast Asia. The custard apple, although generally eaten raw, is also used as a flavoring for milk shakes and the like.
Common names and synonyms: Anona, bullock'sheart, corazon, nona, pawpaw, sugar apple.
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