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How do you tell when a custard apple is ready to be picked?


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September 02, 2007 12:59AM

Custard apples are usually picked unripe, as they spoil easily when left on the tree. In general, the skin stays green but changes to a cream color between the segments. Some varieties may only show this color change near the stem. You can also squeeze them very gently, and they will 'give' a little, much as an avocado does.