Whats green and scaly all over? Cherimoya fruit, although the inside is white and creamy, with many dark brown seeds. Its currently grown throughout South and Central America and South Asia (the name originally comes from the Quechua word chirimuya). Mark Twain called it the most delicious fruit known to men, and generations later, that reputation is holding up. Dan Clarke, who works for Real Peru Holidays, a company that specializes in vacations to Peru, says, The usual English translation for it is custard apple, which sounds tasty enough, but doesnt come close to capturing the creamy sweetness.