ANNONA CHERIMOLA – Cirimoia ‘Fino de Jete’


VASO: Ø CM 18/ LT: 3,7




Annona cherimola is a plant belonging to the Annonaceae family native to the Andean highlands of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia, also widespread in Chile, California, Florida, southern Africa and in various Mediterranean countries. It is a medium-sized tree, growing up to about 7 meters in height with dense foliage.

The fruit is sweet, pulpy, rich and fragrant among the most delicious tropical fruits of Argentine origin, the overall flavor resembles a mix of banana, pineapple, papaya, peach and strawberry. it is irregular oval sometimes conical in shape, the outer skin is dark green with polygonal notches and small round protuberances. it ranges from 10 to 20 cm in length and weighs from 300 to 500 grams.

Cherimola is a product of vegetable origin which belongs to the VII food group; like the other foods of this group, it is distinguished by the good content of vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Cherimola is an aqueous fruit and performs the same nutritional function as apples, pears, peaches, apricots, pineapples etc., that is, it provides sugars, water and water-soluble vitamins. On the contrary, it differs from coconut, avocado and dried fruit (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pine nuts, pistachios, cashews, pecans, etc.), which provide greater amounts of lipids and fat-soluble vitamins.
The fiber content of the cherimoya is good, as is the potassium supply. Regarding vitamins, we have already said, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) stands out above all. However, this is a little more than modest contribution, clearly lower than that of citrus fruits or strawberries (which contain 4/5 times more).
The overall nutritional picture of cherimoya does not differ much from the average of sweet fruits and the energy supply is quite important. This food must be consumed in the same portions as grapes (autumn fruit, 150-300g / day), and not in those of melon, watermelon or peaches (summer fruit, 250-500g / day).
In addition to its nutritional properties, cherimoya is distinguished by an important phytotherapeutic characteristic, namely the presence of annonacin (acetogenin), a polyphenol. This molecule is known for its antioxidant and anticancer capacity; however, its potentially neurotoxic effect (at high concentrations) is suspected to be responsible for atypical parkinsonian forms observed in Guadeloupe (probably, following chronic and significant exposure).

The cherimola is native to tropical areas, but at altitudes above 1000 m (Andean highlands of Ecuador and Peru), therefore it grows well even in subtropical and warm temperate climates. The optimal temperatures for the development of the anona are 18-25 ° C in summer and not less than 5 ° C in winter, while if they drop below zero, the plant suffers from serious damage; it is also sensitive to freezing. In terms of soil, a rich, deep and fresh, slightly humid substrate is preferable but since it is an adaptable plant, it also grows on clayey and calcareous soils, provided they are well drained. The location must be in full sun.


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Weight 6 kg


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