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Due to its limited distribution, cherimoya has acquired few colloquial names, with most just local variations in spelling, like ‘cherimolia’ or ‘cherimolier’.

Common Names
–  Cherimoya (New Zealand, South America, USA)
–  Custard Apple (UK, Australia)
–  Chirimolla, Chirimorrinon (Venezuela)
–  Graviola (Brazil)
–  Poox (Mexico)
–  Pac, tzumux (Guatemala)
–  Anona poshte, anona blanca (El Salvador)
–  Tukib (Belize)
–  Cachiman la Chine (Haiti)
–  Anone (France)
–  Atis (Philippines)
–  Sasalapa (Cook Is.)
–  Ice-cream fruit (Pacific Is.)

Related species
–  Soursop (A.muricata)
–  Sweetsop, Sugar apple (A.squamosa)
–  Atemoya (A.cherimola x A.squamosa)
–  Mountain soursop (A.montana)
–  Soncoya (A.purpurea)
–  Ilama (A.diversifolia)
–  Pond apple (A.glabra)
–  Manrito (A.jahnii).

picture of soursop and squamosaSoursop and sweetsop

Distant affinity
–  Wild Sweetsop (R.mucosa)
–  Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)
–  Biriba (R.deliciosa)
–  Keppel Apple (Stelechocarpus burakol).


Description Growing conditions  
Tree management Hand pollinating
Propagation Harvest to selling
Ripening and eating


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