The cherimoya is a tropical fruit that is eaten raw.  Also called custard apple, cherimoya has a custard-like texture that combines the tastes of pineapple, papaya and banana. Most product sold will be in the pale-green stage because is picked very green. Ripen green product at room temperature for up to one week. Keep it out of direct sunlight and turn the fruit often. Do not put cherimoya in the refrigerator until it is ripe. This tropical fruit was described by Mark Twain as, “deliciousness itself.”