what's the name of this tropical fruit?

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what's the name of this tropical fruit?

Postby alessandro95 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:37 pm UTC

When I was in china, more specifically in 三亚 (sanya) I ate a very good fruit but I cannot remember its chinese name (and I've never known the english one).

It was about as big as a melon, with an unedible green peel with some protuberances.
The inside of the fruit was white and soft and it was entirely edible apart from some big dark-brownish/black seeds, about a grape in size.

Does anybody know what I'm talking about?
Thanks in advance
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Re: what's the name of this tropical fruit?

Postby Angua » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:31 pm UTC

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Re: what's the name of this tropical fruit?

Postby JBJ » Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:33 pm UTC

Sounds like a Sugar Apple except for the size. If that's not it, it's probably in the same family. Following some of the Wikipedia links will probably lead you to the right one.
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Re: what's the name of this tropical fruit?

Postby alessandro95 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:54 pm UTC

Thanks a lot, it's definetely a related fruit because it looks exactly the same except for the size!
I'll look into the related articles on wikipedia
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Re: what's the name of this tropical fruit?

Postby Angua » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:29 pm UTC

Yeah, I figured a sugar apple was a bit small (soursop are more that size), but thought you'd probably have remembered the spikiness of the soursop if that was the one.
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Re: what's the name of this tropical fruit?

Postby PictureSarah » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:19 pm UTC

Cherimoya?
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Re: what's the name of this tropical fruit?

Postby freezeblade » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:14 pm UTC

PictureSarah wrote:Cherimoya?


This would be my guess, and it's apparently in the same family as the sugar apple!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherimoya
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