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common name for members of the Annonaceae, a family of shrubs, woody vines, and small trees of the tropics. The custard-apples (Annona squamosa and A. reticulata) and other members of the family bear a soft, sweet fruit popular in the tropics and have been transplanted from the Americas to the Old World. The pawpaw, or papaw (Asimina triloba), one of the few temperate species remaining from the more extensive range of the family in the past, is a shrub or small tree of E North America which also bears a sweet edible fruit. The name pawpaw is sometimes applied to the papayapapaya
, soft-stemmed tree (Carica papaya) of tropical America resembling a palm with a crown of palmately lobed leaves. It is cultivated for its melonlike yellow fruits eaten raw or cooked and, more recently, for the juice which has become a commercial item.
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, an unrelated plant. The custard-apple family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Magnoliales.
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The effects of husbandry on flavour is also discussed and when dealing with unusual fruits one author covers Feijoa, Roseapple, Cherimoya, Custard apple, Soursop, Carambola, Cashew apple, Babaco, Durian, Mangosteen, Loquat and Beli fruit, to name a few.
Ten years ago, we added new kinds of [produce] -- avocado, custard apple, new kinds of citrus trees, and fruits like nectarine and peach," Fahs explained.
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There were fig trees, lychee, mango, custard apple and wood apple.
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Also called custard apple, this fruit is so wonderful that Mark Twain declared it "deliciousness itself," and Chile has named it the national fruit.
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All its relatives-which include cherimoya, soursop, custard apple, and ilana-grow in the tropics or subtropics.
Besides, fruits like lime, guava, pomegranate, fig and custard apple are also grown in limited areas of Salalah plain.