Cherimoya Review: Selma, Dr. White, Chaffey, Booth, Hybrid
We are in the midst of cherimoya season. Boy are these fruit delicious. I ordered a box from calimoya.com to see if there was a difference in quality from cherimoya.com but i am happy to report that they are both quality places to order cherimoyas. I was able to try some varieties of cherimoyas that are not easily available in stores.
Here are the cherimoyas I received: Booth, Chaffey, Dr. White (aka White), Selma and a hybrid. The hybrid was gigantic, about the size of a largegrapefruit.
Here is the infamous and rare selma, a pink fleshed fruit. It is a smaller fruit and irregular shaped. The taste was really great. Sweet with good acid. It has an intense cherimoya flavor and a little graininess near the ski. My mom loved this one the best. It is very delicious but almost too sweet for my taste so I was not able to eat more than 1/4 of it.
Booth Cherimoya: Unfortunately I did not take pics of the inside but this had a very similiar flavor, shape and size to selma. It is very sweet with good acid. A very delicious cherimoya.
I am growing the chaffey cherimoya so I was very anxious to try it. It is a juicy and sweet cherimoya with mild flavor. I can also see why it is not a big commercial variety as the skin is VERY thin and it bruises easily. This variety probably has more graininess than other varieties but my husband actually liked it because it reminded him of the pears he grew up eatting in pear country.
Dr. White Cherimoya
What a sweet and juicy cherimoya the white is! We all really enjoyed this fruit. It is larger and has a mild cherimoya flavor. I can see why this is so popular with commercial growers.
This fruit is humungous. I can see why it is so popular. Unfortunately by the time we ate it, it was overripe so it was too sweet and mushy for me. I will try it again and review it again.
I am getting alot better at knowing when to eat the cherimoya. I like them when they just start to soften up before they get overripe. I think that is when i detect the licorice flavor is from overripe fruit. I only tasted it with the hybrid.