There are two main varieties of custard apples, the Pinks Mammoth and African Pride. Both are sweet, juicy and full of flavour.
As the name suggests, the Pinks Mammoth is the larger of the two varieties. It can grow up to 3kg and has yellow-pink colouring between the ridges of the bumps when mature. You can pull a Pinks Mammoth apart with your hands and then scoop out the flesh to enjoy.
The African Pride is the smaller variety and is medium sized – usually between 500g-800g. To enjoy, simply cut the African Pride in half (or the size you’d like) and scoop the flesh out with a spoon.
Both varieties have a full appearance when mature, and the skin will start to smooth out the bumps. They both turn from dark green to light green.