The flavor is hard to put your finger on. It is somewhere between banana, pineapple, papaya, peach, and strawberry. Specific I know; perhaps we leave the generic descriptors aside, and call it Cherimoya. Part of it’s glory is it’s mystery. Mark Twain cited the Cherimoya in The Sacramento Daily Union, October 25, 1866,“The most delicious fruit known to men”; it has also been called a “masterpiece of nature” by explorer and geographer Thaddäus Haenke.