Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cherimoya Taste

After waiting for 3 days my cherimoyas are finally ripe. I'm very surprise of how sweet these fruits are. I got three varieties from Cherimoya.com. Now you probably want to ask which on is my favorite. Well, I have to say I like them all. They have a very slightly different taste to them.

Bays- Large, sweet, smooth, some chewiness, juicy. Flesh is white. Seed count is similar to Fino. (Bays can be crunchy when not ripen, but still sweet.)

Fino de Jete- Large-X large, stronger sweet than the Bays, smooth with grainy texture near the skin, a little of acidity, juicy. Flesh is cream color.

Lucida- Medium size, sweeter than Bays but not Fino, smooth, very chewy, juicy, slight acidity similar to Fino but more refreshing. Fewer seeds from Fino and Bays. Flesh is white like the Bays.


My family like the Lucida best because of it smooth, chewy, and sweet flesh even with that slight acidity. The acidity in the Lucida is actually refreshing. The second would be the Bays and then Fino. I think we didn't like Fino as much because it's more grainy. However, the fino is the sweetest of all and a softer fruit. I just placed another 3 orders of the cherimoya and 1 order of the white sapote.

Ok, ate the 3rd Fino and my mom now like the Fino better. So I conclude that each fruit is different even if they are the same variety and all of them are good.













11 comments:

Pete said...

I would normally remove the seeds and make into juice....nice when chilled!

Thao said...

Are you planning on saving the seeds to plant? Could we do that? Would we need to dry them and wait a while first or plant fresh seeds?

ch3rri said...

We can plant the seeds but we will have to dry the seeds first. After drying then you can soak the seeds in water for 48 hrs. Then plant them. It will take 3-6 years for fruits.

Anonymous said...

hummm q rico!! esta buenasoo!!

Zoe said...

I just ordered 10 pounds :-)

$18.00 $36.00
Shipping: USPS Priority Mail: $13.94
Sales Tax: $0.00
Total: $49.94

ch3rri said...

Yes, they are on sale now. Last week was $25 for 5 lbs. I ordered 3 boxes too and it should get here this Friday or Saturday. The season ends the end of May. So get them now or you'll have to wait for another season.

Remember to let them ripe first. Usually 3 days after you receive them. When pressing they should be kind of soft but not totally soft. Totally soft mean they might be overripe.

Zoe said...

is shipping the same price if you order 3 boxes? I can't wait to taste them. :-)

ch3rri said...

Shipping double if you order 3 boxes. SO I usually order 2 boxes for each order. Or order 4 boxes. So do 2 boxes or 4 boxes...hehehhe. I got 3 boxes cherimoya and 1 box of white sapote, so this came to 4 boxes. But I placed 2 orders so they don't try to put everything in one big box.

Did you get your confirmation for shipping yet? I think mine will get here this Friday or Saturday. Remember to let them ripe first!

Zoe said...

Yes. i just got the confimation. They said that Shipment is ordinarily on Monday or Tuesday.
Transit time is normally 2 to 3 days. Yes, I will wait 3 days before I eat them.

Tebonin said...

Sorry what this again..? I never tried this fruit? before....
Hope u can tell me how it taste as well...:p

Brett Sutcliffe said...

Wow looks really fresh I can imaging the smell of it.