Strange Fruit: the amazing Anona   8 comments

The anona is a delicious fruit grown in El Salvador.  It is green on the outside, and looks like a distant cousin of the artichoke, with bumpy skin.

On the inside, the anona is not like any fruit I can describe from the U.S. but perhaps a combination.  If you can imagine a sourish type of apple whose texture was not firm when you bit in, but smushy.  That’s as close as I can get, but so you have come here and try one to experience it.

The fruit is slightly pasty, with a grainy texture, and sour.  It has hard seeds inside of pocketed sections of the yummy fruit.

When in season, which it is now, women can be seen on the roadside selling it, and walking around neighborhoods with them, for usually .50-.75 or $1+ each for larger anonas.  Click any picture to enlarge.

Posted September 4, 2011 by El Salvador from the Inside in Fruit

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8 responses to “Strange Fruit: the amazing Anona

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  1. Funny thing, they are all over the place for sale right now, but I have never seen a tree. I have seen hundreds of mangos, maranon, jocote, banana, etc growing all over the place but never anona.

  2. Can you buy them in NYC?

  3. My grandma has an Anona tree in her backyard in northern California that her mom brought back from El Salvador many years ago and last year it fruited and it was very delicious. The seeds we kept from the fruit we are now trying to grow.

  4. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
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