My 14-year-old son’s Exotic Fruit Challenge: Cherimoya (Take 2, fresh from the Farmers’ Market!). The first time we all tried Cherimoya, we were not fans. MaryAnne of Mama Smiles suggested that our fruit, being imported, might not have been at its peak ripeness. She was right! When we tried it again, this time from a local farmers’ market in Hawaii, it was a big hit!
We tried a supermarket Cherimoya that probably wasn’t at peak ripeness and didn’t like it.
Reminds us of: pear crossed with a melon.
Texture: juicy, and melon that is a little stringy but in a good way. There are sections kind of like an orange but in the shape of a garlic clove.
Flavor: tastes like a ripe, sweet pear.
The Farmer’s Market at Old Koloa in Kauai, Hawaii. This is the motherlode for exotic fruit!
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