Annona cherimola Mill.

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Annona cherimola, known as cherimoya, is a neotropical edible fruit-bearing species in the Annonaceae (the custard-apple family), native to the Andes but now widely cultivated for its sweet fruits in tropical regions worldwide (NAS 1989). The Inca (Quechua) name for it is chirimuya, which means means "cold seeds," because the plant grows at high altitudes and the seeds will germinate at higher alt... © Jacqueline Courteau, modified from Wikipedia (licence)

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