Reflecting the diversity of seedlings, numerous named varieties are propagated. Of these, several have desirable attributes for gardens and some may become useful in commercial planting. Primarily a dessert fruit, casimiroa is very sweet (27% sugars), highly nutritious, and rich in vitamins, including A and C. The pulp is smooth and has no noticeable fibre. Unfortunately, some varieties are bitter near the paper thin skin. To avoid the bitter pulp, the fruit may be thickly peeled, or soft fruit may be halved and scooped out, avoiding the pulp near the skin. Fruit size, seed to flesh ratio, taste and other characteristics vary greatly between varieties. Generally, fruit are 75 - 125mm in diameter.
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