The Cherimoya is native to the coastal valleys of Peru. Cherimoya fruit is about the size of a softball and heart shaped, being green on the outside and white on the inside, with shiny black seeds. The flesh of the fruit is very tender and tastes like lemonade mixed with an aromatic floral aftertaste. Cherimoya trees loose their leaves during cold weather and are hardier than their relative the more tropical Sugar Apple. Another relative, the Atemoya, is a cross between the Cherimoya and the Sugar Apple.