I need help identifying this fruit

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    A customer of mine gave me a bunch of them earlier in the week and told me I should let them sit about a week because they weren't ripe yet. She called them "Spanish grapes". I left them sitting until yesterday and then tried one and they are pretty awesome, but at the rate I am eating them, they'll be finished by tomorrow and I don't know what they are or where I can get more. I tried searching Spanish grape, but nothing like these came up. They are brown and green with a kind of prickly semi-hard outer shell that can be peeled away, but its easier to just cut them in half and eat the inside out. The inside is white and unbelievably juicy. The closest thing I can describe them to in taste is kind of like an apricot, but not really. :dontknow:

    Does anyone know what they are? I am including 3 photos.

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    a retarded strawberry?
     
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    Is it a small asian pear? Think it's called a "nashee." :scratch:
     
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    No fuck that. I'm way wrong.

    I've eaten that before. Shoulda asked what it was.
     
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    breadfruit?
     
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    :lol:
     
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    jackfruit?
     
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    you should have put a coin i the pic so we could get a better idea of size.
     
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    Lichees! They're lichees!
     
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    No, he's just pretending.

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    What are Chirimoyas or Cherimoyas?

    Chirimoyas, called “cherimoyas” or Custard Apples in English are a delicious tropical fruit, native to South America (Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador). Cherimoyas grow on trees and are large (about 4-8 inches long and about 4 inches wide) green, heart-shaped fruit, with bumps on the outside. The inside however is a different story. It is white, juicy and fleshy, with a soft custard-like texture and large seeds that look like beans. It is creamy and tastes like a combination of banana, pineapple and strawberry. The skin and seeds shouldn’t be eaten.

    Cherimoyas are like avocados in that they will ripen at room temperature right on your kitchen counter. If ripe, they will give to slight pressure. If you purchase a ripe cherimoya and won’t eat it immediately, it is best to refrigerate it.

    Where do Cherimoyas Grow in Spain?

    Cherimoyas are quite a popular fruit in Spain and are grown in the southern province of Granada, near the Costa Tropical or Tropical Coast. As you drive from Granada city south to the coast, nearing Almuñecar you will pass acres and acres of these trees. So many cherimoya trees are grown in this unique micro-climate that Almuñecar celebrates the harvest with a cherimoya festival in October every year, although the fruit is available from October through the winter in Spain. When you travel to Spain, make sure to have a taste of these luscious, tasty tropical treats.

    How do you Prepare Cherimoyas?

    Served raw, they are wonderful for breakfast. Simply cut them in half and scoop out the flesh, picking out the seeds. If you prefer, peel and seed them and make a fruit smoothie, or put them in a salad.

    Where can you buy Cherimoyas in the USA?

    In the USA, cherimoyas are considered an exotic fruit and are in high demand. They are grown in the western USA or can be purchased directly from some growers online. If you live near the coast in California, look for cherimoyas in your local Farmer’s Market. If you live in the western USA, check your gourmet grocery stores and Hispanic supermarkets.
     
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    :lol:

    i need to put my google detective skills aside for a while. good luck!
     
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    They're really good, too. :buffet:

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    Got my lichees mixed up with my nashis. :eek:
     
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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to PullMyFinger again.
     
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    So they are Asian. No idea how she got Spanish grape, but she is Romanian with a thick accent, I might have misunderstood her.

    I guess I'll have to try the Asian specialty stores in Flushing.

    Thank you all for your fine detective work.
     
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    My mother has a philipino caretaker, and every day she shows up with some scary looking shit. My father eats whatever she brings, but i won't touch it. i guess i'm missing out.
     
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    Yea, a lot of customers bring be different food all the time, especially the older women. :marx:

    I don't particularly like it all, but I give everything a chance, you never know.
     
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    a patient gave me a bottle of sunny delight last week. I never had it before. That shit is good!

    not as good as Five Alive, which i can'gt find anywhere, but almost!