Custard Apple

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Buying Tips

Custard apples are extremely fragile and spoil easily. Look for fruit without splits or bruises. Bruises can cause spoilage, and black spots indicate problems.


Custard apple trees grow abundantly in coastal and lowland areas throughout South and Central America, Mexico, and Africa; they are also cultivated in California, Spain, Australia, the West Indies, and India. Varieties include the soursop, sugar-apple or sweetsop, the West Indian bullock’s heart, and the pond apple.

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