Cherimoya taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Cherimoya fruit (Annona cherimola) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Cherimoya as it is a combination of genus (Annona) and species (A. cherimola). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Magnollidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Cherimoya is Annonaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Cherimoya
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Cherimoya that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Cherimoya Facts are:
- Cherimoya is also called as custard apple or chirimoya.
- The word cherimoya came from the Quechua word,'chirimuya',which means 'cold seeds'.
- The cherimoya is called as 'the tree of ice cream'.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Andrews, Amarilla, Asca, Baste, Bays, Bayott, Behl, Canaria, Capucha, Deliciosa, Ecuador, El Bumpo, Guayacuyán, Jete, Juniana, Knight, Nata, Popocay, Sander, Smoothey, Tumba, Umbonada, Whaley and White Juliana. It is not available in seedless variety.