Cherimoya Annona cherimola Tree
Cherimoya trees (Annona cherimola) have become a popular tropical fruit tree to grow. It is native to South America and is an evergreen there. However when grown in cooler climates, it is deciduous. The tree produces a large fruit, which can weigh up to five pounds. The taste of the fruit has been described as similar to pineapple banana custard.
Cherimoya trees can reach heights of over 30 feet, but they respond well to frequent trimming and can be maintained at much lower heights. If several trees are planted in close proximity, they often grow together and form a natural espalier that can be trained against a fence or wall. Young trees should be protected from freezing temperatures.