Lúcuma and Chirimoya, both fruits from the Andes
Lúcuma is a fruit we used to eat in Peru when I was a child. It was not that we ate the fruit itself, but rather used it to prepare milkshakes and often bought ice cream cones and cups made using the fruit. Apparently nowadays they not only make ice creams, but they have also found ways of making a powder out of it, so one can even find the fruit in far away places, as it is being exported internationally.
What is lúcuma
The lúcuma is a subtropical fruit native to the Andean region of Peru. Lucuma has been found on ceramics of the indigenous people of the coast of Peru. The Moche people, for example, often chose to depict fruits and vegetables, such as lucuma, in their art.
- This is an interesting site with a lot of information and even handicrafts.
This might be a good way of selling the fruit so that it becomes more well known than it is at present.
The following are links to sites that have to do with varied artistic products, like gourds, bowls and puppets.
The chirimoya, also spelled cherimoya, is the fruit of a species, which is generally thought to be native to the Andes, although its origin might be Central America. Today the chirimoya is grown throughout South Asia, South and Central America.
The chirimoya is a semi-evergreen shrub or small tree reaching 7 m, or 22 feet tall. The fruit is oval, about 10–20 cm long and 7–10 cm in diameter. The fruit flesh is sweet, white and creamy, and has numerous large, dark brown seeds embedded in it, which are easy to remove. When ripe, the skin is green and gives slightly to pressure, much like an avocado. Mark Twain is supposed to have called the chirimoya "the most delicious fruit known to men!" Its sherbet-like texture is probably what gives it its secondary name: custard apple, although the name originally comes from the Quechua word chirimuya.
- Fruta de los cielos means Fruit from heaven!