Soncoya, Mellow

Soncoya, Mellow
Soncoya, Mellow
Soncoya, Mellow

Annona purpurea

Spanish: Soncoya

Fruit Description

Soncoya is not widely cultivated in Costa Rica, the trees are planted from seed, and each give different fruit.
We describe our impression of each variety we offer:

The fruit was over 1kg, When compared to our other soncoya experiences this one had a milder taste with more juice and fibers with soothing balanced sweetness. At the time of tasting, the children consequently chose this one as their preferred, while the grown-ups chose the more pungent one.

This is the annona that tries really hard to look like a durian and does a pretty decent job at it. Under the rigid exterior is a vivid bright orange pulp that smells spicy, sweet and pungent. The instant impression when you put it in your mouth is sweet soursop with orange marmalade, it could also be described as sweet orange yoghurt. It has a hint of canistel and the overall impression is something that we could describe as a very "topical" taste, like the 100% tropical fruit juice on the supermarket shelves. The fruit, when ripe has gentle tartness and intense sweetness. If you know soursop, expect something that is less juicy, less fibrous and more pulpy, with a much more exciting taste.
Seeds Last Available - September-2018