If you are still hoping to find your prince by kissing a little tree frog, then this is the fruit for you!
Atemoyas, a cross between the cherimoya and the soursop, look like tumorous little forest creatures but taste like tropical flowers. Eating one is a pure delight, but so is reading about it. Take this page for example, a scientific description for all intents and purposes, but it takes the atemoya to a whole new level (for me at least, but I’m a bit nerdy that way). I don’t know about you but these kind of details just make me blush (are they seriously talking about the picture below?): delicate apex, creamy lines around the areoles, elliptical, less hairy, prominent and angular, firm, pliable, fragrant…wowza! Fruit can be very inappropriate.
Dusty green, wobbly, gnarled looking fruit with tan flesh and gorgeous black seeds.
Sweet, tropical and floral. Luscious, luscious, luscious.
Very slightly fibrous, slightly grainy (like a pear), yet creamy and juicy at the same time.
Mix of sweet pineapple, pear, banana and strawberry.
OVERALL Overall Rating:
Extremely delicious fruit. Just about as yummy as you can get. Atemoyas are sweet and bright and delicate. I’m not sure I can tell the difference between this and the cherimoya particularly, although I’m not tasting them side by side.
Unclear (Fall – but they are at the Farmer’s Market now!)