Native to Southern and Central America, the cherimoya is a fragrant fruit, its flesh white and exceedingly juicy. Similar in appearance to the scaly custard apple, the cherimoyas’ skin is smooth, browning as it ripens and doesn’t store long. Taste is difficult to properly describe, sweet flavour notes of banana, pineapple, coconut, papaya and passion fruit whilst the soft flesh has similarities to mango. Half, quarter then remove the skin and large black seeds before serving. The cherimoya is great for making smoothies, ice cream, fruit salads but delicious on its own too; in 1866 Mark Twain is reported to have described the cherimoya as “the most delicious fruit known to men.”