Custard apple is a tropical branched tree or shrub, indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. It grows around 3 meters to 8 meters in length. The leaves are thin and oblong, while the flowers are greenish yellow. The conical fruit, with a purple knobby skin, is very sweet and eaten fresh or can be used for milkshakes, ice creams and even sherbets. The fruit is juicy and creamywhite and looks like a giant raspberry. The plant is native to both America and India. It is popularly known as andSharifaand in India.