Organic Custard apples small box 5Kg (Cherimoya fruit)
¿What does your Organic Custard apples small box carry? Chirimoya called “cherimoya” or Custard Apple in English is a delicious tropical fruit, native to South America. Nowadays, Spain is the major producer of custard apples in the world, and the main variety produced in the Tropical Coast of Granada is called (fino de Jete). Through the colder months of autumn and winter we offer you the delicious sweetness of our organic Cherimoyas
Description and taste of Fino de Jete Custard apples.
More than 90% of cherimoyas cultivated in the Tropical Coast of Granada is of the Fino de Jete Variety. It´s a heart shaped fruit with smooth light green skin and fingerprint-like markings. When fully mature, the fruit goes pale green and its marking stretch. The inside however is a different story. It is white, juicy and fleshy, with a soft custard-like texture and large seeds that look like beans. It is creamy and tastes like a combination of banana, pineapple and strawberry. NOTE: The skin and seeds shouldn’t be eaten.
Cherimoya, Spain deliveries only.
Custard apples; delicate fruit.
It takes the cherimoya only few days to ripen which makes it impossible to send them to international destination. So we invite you to visit the Tropical Coast of Granada and enjoy local delicious custard apples in their season.
Size of Custard apples / Cherimoya fruit.
How many pieces in my basket?
The “Cherimoya” or custard apples might vary widely in weight, which can be anywhere between 150 and 1000 grs. You might expect your Organic Custard apples small box to contain between 5 and 33 pieces.
When is my Custard apple ripe?
How to conserve cherimoyas properly
In Tropicultura we pick the custard apples the same day we send them. And it can take the fruit from 3 to 5 days to fully ripen. As most other tropical fruits, you know your cherimoya/Custard apple is ripe when it yields to gentle pressure, and when light brown speckles start to appear on the skin. Just as in bananas, if it´s brown then it’s overripe.
Until it reaches full ripeness keep your Organic Custard apples small box at room temperature between 18ºC to 22ºC. Be sure not refrigerate before it is ripe, since lower temperatures might halt the ripening process, and the fruit might get mushy.
How do I prepare cherimoya?
Served raw, they are wonderful for breakfast. Simply cut them in half and scoop out the flesh, picking out the seeds. If you prefer, peel and seed them and make a fruit smoothie, or put them in a salad.
Cherimoya Season in southern Spain.
Custard apples are quite unique, in the sense that their natural season in the Tropical Coast of Granada extends from October, through the winter until April or May depending on the weather and climate conditions.
How we grow our cherimoyas.
All our tropical fruits are organic. We care about our health as farmers, the health of the earth as the provider of our food, and the health of our clients. We strongly believe that there is no other way to cultivate our food hope that one day all agriculture will be sustainable. We have both Spanish and EU certificate as organic producers by CAAE.
Additional information on Spanish Custard apples.
Excellent information on Spanish Custrad Apples can be found in Foods & Wines from Spain site in an article called “Treasure of the Río Verde Valley”.