There are no U.S. grade standards for Cherimoya. These instructions have been developed by the Specialty Crops Inspection Division to assist officially licensed inspectors in making inspections, writing certificates and to assist in the proper identification of specialty type fruits and vegetables.
Cherimoya (Sweet Sop, Sugar Apple) is another fruit native to the tropics but must be ,grown in the higher altitudes. Pronounced char-i-mo-ya it is considered the treasure of the tropics. A hybrid of the cherimoya has been named "atemoya." This fruit is grown in Florida and is quite often confused with cherimoya because of its close resemblance.