Any idea what custard apples are, or furthermore what you do with them? Custard Apples Australia have share all you need to know about custard apples, and some fantastic recipes to use them in.
Custard apples are grown in four main areas in Australia. These areas can be found along the sub-tropical and tropical coast of the eastern seaboard. From the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland to Lismore in Northern NSW, the largest growing and production area is the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland while the Yeppoon area in Central Queensland can lay claim to producing the first fruit of the season.
There are two main varieties of Custard Apples, the Pinks Mammoth (or Hillary White) and the African Pride.
Pink Mammoth: Pinks Mammoth are the larger variety, which some growers hand pollinate at flowering to improve fruit shape. These trees can produce fruit weighing as much as 3kg.
African Prides: African Prides are the smaller sized variety, they are medium sized (similar to a large apple). They are well-shaped, weighing between 500g to 800g.