My 14-year-old son’s Exotic Fruit Challenge: Guyabano or Soursop. It’s also known as custard apple, guanabana, and Brazilian paw paw.
Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree. The exact origin is unknown; it is native to the tropical regions of the Americas and the Caribbean and is widely propagated. It is in the same genus, Annona, as cherimoya and is in the Annonaceae family. from Wikipedia
Reminds us of: an overripe pineapple.
Texture: like a runny pineapple.
Flavor: a musky combination of pineapple, banana, and papaya. It’s sweet and a little sour.
Verdict: it’s an acquired taste.
At the Farmer’s Market near Poipu in Kauai.
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