Cherimoya (Annona cherimola), with its impeccable white flesh and unique flavour that balances a floral fragrance with sweetness and pleasant acidity, is probably the tastiest of all table fruits in the large tropical genus Annona. A native crop from the Andes with some commercial production in Peru and Chile, cherimoya has potential for wider use in tropical highlands. Â However, hand pollination may be needed to ensure fruit set. There is much unexploited variation of fruit characters inÂ native seedling populationsÂ but markets prefer the smooth-skinned varieties shown in this picture from Colombia. Indeed, some clonal varieties, such as the Peruvian â€śCherimoya de Cumbeâ€ť are so highly valued that this quality label is being misappropriated by suppliers of cherimoyas of inferior quality.