Honey Heart Cherimoyas

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A Unique, Unbeatable Fruit Honey Heart Cherimoyas

  • Sweet Fruit, Described as a Mix of Banana, Pineapple, Papaya, Peach, and Strawberry
  • Easily Pruned to Maintain a Manageable Size
  • Unique and Interesting Fruit Tree

If you've never had a Cherimoya or if you've been lucky enough to try them and you can't find a store that sells them, you have to grow your own! The Honey Heart Cherimoyas (Annona cherimola 'Honey Heart') has done well in the southern states for over two hundred years. It's one of Southern California's and Florida's best-kept secrets.

What does a Cherimoya fruit taste like? Its pictures can be deceiving, this sweet fruit does not taste like an apple. It has a unique but delectable flavor which tastes like a nutty but light sweet cream. Also called "custard apples," cherimoyas have a fruity, custard-like flavor and consistency.

These fruits are the perfect healthy dessert when refrigerated and scooped with a spoon. In fact, some people call this "ice cream" fruit. They also add natural sugar and great flavor to shakes and juices.

As its name implies, this variety produces heart-shaped fruit that can grow to be about 3-4 inches in size. They will develop from winter into spring and be ready to eat as a refreshing spring or summer snack.

You don't need an acre to grow this unique plant. You can keep yours at a reasonable size with some pruning. This is a perfect background plant in your backyard.

You can grow your Honey Heart Cherimoya in a container to keep it small. It will require a pretty big pot and some stakes, though.

This sub-tropical tree is happiest in warm, sunny conditions. Evergreen except in the coldest conditions, it can survive temperatures down to 25 degrees when protected using a frost blanket or heavy sheets. Christmas lights can be suspended into the tree under the frost protection to increase the protection.

You do have to help it when it comes to pollination since there are so few of these around. But don't worry, it's worth it. You can hand pollinate your Honey Heart Cherimoya by waiting until the mid-bloom season and collecting pollen from the open male flower into a dish. Then brush the pollen onto the semi-open female flowers.

With a Honey Heart Cherimoya, you'll become one of the most worldly and popular people around. Don't miss out on the fruit described as one of "the finest fruits in the world" by Berthold Carl Seeman. Order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Honey Heart Cherimoyas Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-10
Growing Zones 9-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Annona cherimola 'Honey Heart'
Mature Height 30 feet
Mature Spread 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-drained
Moisture High
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Sub Tropical
Foliage Color Dark Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Nov-March