The Atemoya is probably one of the best-tasting fruits ever. These Atemoyas are humongous! We like to put them in the fridge so they chill, grab a spoon and dig in. Think of a smooth custardy piña colada in fruit form with a little tartness, semi-sweetness and a finish of vanilla notes.
The Atemoya whose fancy scientific name is Annona squamosa x A. cherimola was actually developed in Miami at the beginning of the 20th century by crossing Cherimoya and Sugar Apple also called Sweet Sop. What a great idea!
It grows very well in the South Florida area because it loves the humidity and the heat, unlike all of us. So, don’t fret, chill it, spoon it, mix it with orange or pineapple juice, eat it as ice cream or just by itself and enjoy this amazing fruit. Probably Miami’s greatest unrecognized contribution to humanity. But don’t eat the seeds!
We have a hard time selling it to our customers because we want to eat it all ourselves, but business must go on. The only solace is that this limited quantity is going so fast that we won’t have the time to cry over it.
The current Atemoya variety is very LARGE. This box contains about 9 pounds of small batch farmed, hand-picked and carefully packed Atemoyas. Due to its delicacy and your dwindling patience, it will be shipped overnight.