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Annona cherimola "Cumbe"

Annona cherimola "Cumbe"

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Annona cherimola "Cumbe" Seeds

Annona cherimola, commonly known as cherimoya, custard apple, or "Cumbe" locally, is a small drops leaves annuallydeciduous tree that can reach up to 7-9 meters in height. It produces an edible fruit that is heart-shaped or conical in shape, with a green skin that is covered in bumpy scales. The fruit is highly valued for its sweet and aromatic flavor, which has been compared to a blend of banana, pineapple, and strawberry.

The cherimoya tree is native to the Andean highlands of South America but is now widely cultivated in subtropical regions worldwide. It is a popular fruit in many countries, including Spain, Italy, and Chile. In addition to its culinary uses, the tree also has medicinal properties, and its leaves and bark are used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including fever, diarrhea, and respiratory problems.

While the cherimoya is sometimes propagated by seeds, it is typically propagated by grafting, as it does not grow true to type from seed. The tree requires a warm and humid climate to thrive and is sensitive to frost and drought. However, with the right growing conditions, the cherimoya can be a highly productive and profitable crop.

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