Annona cherimola, originally called Chirimuya by the Inca people who lived where it was growing in the Andes of South America, is an edible fruit-bearing species of the genus Annona from the family Annonaceae. It is now widely cultivated mostly for its sweet fruits that share the name Custard-apple with others in its family. In India it is also know as sitafal and sarifa. Other English common names include cherimoya, chirimoyo, momona, kelemoio
Annona cherimola is a fairly dense, fast-growing, woody, briefly deciduous but mostly evergreen low branched, spreading tree or shrub5 metres (16 ft) to 9 metres (30 ft) tall.