Friday, July 4, 2008

Annona squamosa L.

This is truly one of my most favorite fruits: the sugar apple. Indigenous to tropical America, sugar apples grow well in the tropics of Florida. The aggregate fruit is heart-shaped, round, ovate, or conical, from 2 to 5 inches (5.1-12.7 cm) in diameter and weighs from 4 to 24 oz (113-682 g). The fruit is composed of loosely (the lesser quality kind) or tightly (my kind of sugar apple) cohering segments containing hard shiny black seeds. The pulp of green and purplish-red sugar apples is white or creamy white, with a custard-like consistency and sweet, pleasant flavor. The fruits can ripe well after being picked still green, ma non troppo. I know just when to pick them. Double yummy!

Sugar Apple

1 comment:

Ann (MobayDP) said...

We call those "sweet sops" here in Jamaica and they are soooooo delicious!