The custard-apple, also called bullock's heart or bull's heart, is the fruit of the tree Annona reticulata. This tree is a small deciduous or semi-evergreen tree sometimes reaching 10 metres (33 ft) tall and a native of the tropical New World that prefers low elevations, and a warm, humid climate. It also occurs as feral populations in many parts of the world including Southeast Asia, Taiwan, India, Australia, and Africa.
The fruits are variable in shape, heart shaped, oblong or irregular. The size ranges from 7 centimetres (2.8 in) to 12 centimetres (4.7 in). When ripe, the fruit is brown or yellowish, with red highlights and a varying degree of reticulation, depending on variety. The flavor is sweet and pleasant.
In some regions of the world, "custard-apple" is another name for sugar-apple or sweetsop (Annona squamosa), a different plant in the same genus. In Britain, "custard-apple" refers to cherimoya, the fruit of Annona cherimola, a third plant in the same genus.
Also known as 'Buah Nona' in Malay, this, is my favourite fruit, ever! Durian comes a close second. Hehehe...but I think so far, only my mom knows how much I love this fruit. It can be rather hard to find, and also quite pricey (for a fruit) but she'll definitely get it for me if she manage to find this being sold.
Have you guys tasted this fruit? Many of my friends claim to have never even heard of it, so I feel it's my social responsibility (whaaa???) to this oh-so-delectable-fruit! *drooling*
nota: saya mengidam macam wanita hamil...mengapa??