Annona cherimola

Cherimoya, Annona cherimola, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in a garden plot near Kapenguria, Kenya. July 2014.

This pear-shaped fruit native to the Americas is grown in cooler, higher rainfall areas of Kenya. The flesh of the fruit suggests a kind of custard. Embedded there are a number of hard, black seeds. Fruit bats and other native wildlife have also taken a liking for the sweet and nutritious fruit.

Annonaceae -- Custard Apple Family

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Kenya Natural History

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