While we are traveling across South India with our brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Stephanie, this week between Christmas and New Years (next stop: Vietnam!), I am offering a view into the delicious tropical fruits we've enjoyed in India with a series of fruity posts. Enjoy!

The first in this series is the CHERIMOYA, or "custard apple," as they call it here. These oh-so-sweet beauts remind me of a dinosaur egg or turtle shell. One taste and I was hooked on their pudding-like flowery flesh and smooth black seeds. They are so expensive in Santa Barbara and completely unavailable in Portland, so I am thankful to have eaten about 4 custard apples per week here. At 10 Rupees a piece, we ate with gusto and spit out the seeds on little tea saucers.


  1. This looks like a beautiful still life. I once served on a jury where the alleged thieves stole a truckful of cherimoyas. Unfortunately they were so valuable, the defendants were being tried for grand theft! Truly it is a grand present! CR

  2. This fruit sounds extraordinary, I hope to try one someday! Love the "fruits of India" series too :)

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