Custard apple

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Custard apple: fruiting branch with sections of fruit and seeds

Custard apple is a common name for a fruit, and the tree which bears it, Annona reticulata.[1][2]

The fruits vary in shape, heart-shaped, spherical, oblong or irregular. The size ranges from 7 centimetres (2.8 in) to 12 centimetres (4.7 in), depending on the cultivar. When ripe, the fruit is brown or yellowish, with red highlights and a varying degree of reticulation, depending again on the variety. The flesh varies from juicy and very aromatic to hard with a repulsive taste.[3] The flavor is sweet and pleasant, akin to the taste of 'traditional' custard.

Custard apple may also be the name of some similar fruits produced by related trees: रामफल Ramphal Custard-apple - India

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Custard Apple". Hort.purdue.edu. Retrieved 2013-11-05.
  2. ^ "Annona reticulata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2008-04-21.
  3. ^ Mahdeem, H. (5 July 1998). "Annona reticulata". Neglected Crops. Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, Purdue University. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Annonaceae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 18 March 2008.
  5. ^ http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Custard-apple
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-07-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Annona cherimola". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2008-04-21.
  8. ^ "Annona squamosa". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2008-04-21.
  9. ^ "Annona senegalensis". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2008-04-21.