Anono / Sweetsop

Anono is found in Lo de Marcos on trees and at local fruit stands. It is a sweet fruit that I think you will enjoy.

The sugar-apple, or sweetsop, is the fruit of Annona squamosa, the most widely grown species of Annona and a native of the tropical Americas and West Indies. The Spanish traders of Manila galleons brought it to Asia, where its old Mexican name ate may still be found in Malayalam and Odia Aata, Bengali aataa, Nepalese aati, Sinhalese mati anoda, Burmese awzar thee, Indonesia “ Srikaya”’ and atis in the Philippines. It is also known as Seetaphal in India and Shareefa Pakistan and in the Philippines and in Australia.[1] The name is also used in Portuguese as ata.

The fruit is spherical-conical, 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in) in diameter and 6–10 cm (2.4–3.9 in) long, and weighing 100–240 g (3.5–8.5 oz), with a thick rind composed of knobby segments. The color is typically pale green through blue-green, with a deep pink blush in certain varieties, and typically has a bloom. It is unique among Annona fruits in being segmented, and the segments tend to separate when ripe, exposing the interior.

The flesh is fragrant and sweet, creamy white through light yellow, and resembles and tastes like custard. It is found adhering to 13-to-16-millimetre-long (0.51 to 0.63 in) seeds forming individual segments arranged in a single layer around a conical core. It is soft, slightly grainy, and slippery. The hard, shiny seeds may number 20–40 or more per fruit and have a brown to black coat.

Anono estas plantogenro kiu konsistas el proksimume 100 – 150 specioj de plejgrandparte tropikaj arboj kaj arbustoj kun alternaj unuaraj, ledecaj folioj, el kiuj la plejmulto portas manĝeblajn fruktojn.

Thank you Wikipedia.

La fruktoj estas kunmetfruktoj: ili ekestas el multaj reciproke kuniĝintaj fruktetoj, kiuj ekestas el unu karpelo, sed tamen el la sama floro.

Temas pri la dua plej granda genro el la familio de la Anonacoj. La nomo Anono deriviĝis de “annon” (el la taina lingvo).

La sekva listo indikas kelkajn speciojn.


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