Soft, yellow-skinned fruit similar in appearance to many of the Annona's but with more prominent spikes. The flesh is white to translucent, juicy, with an excellent sweet flavor. Biriba's are rarely found outside of their native regions as the fruit blackens and spoils rather quickly.
Fast growing tree from 10-40ft in height.
It grows naturally in warm, wet regions of the tropics and will not survive freezing temperatures. Its northern limit is probably extreme South Florida.
Biriba's often grow in areas that are flooded for parts of the year so it will tolerate very wet soils. Grow in full sun.
The fruits are eaten fresh out of hand.
Native to the Brazilian-Peruvian Amazon, but its range now spreads throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. It is rarely if ever grown commercially, but is often found cultivated on a small scale in the American tropics.
|Annona cherimola x squamosa
Beach Sugar Apple
Wild Custard Apple
Aractium do Mato