The cherimoya is subtropical or mild-temperate and will tolerate light frosts. Young growing tips are killed at 29° F and and mature trees are killed or severely injured at 25° F. If cherimoyas do not receive enough chilling, the trees will go dormant slowly and then experience delayed foliation. The amount of chilling needed is estimated to be between 50 and 100 hours. The tree grows well humid areas and is sesentful of excessive dry heat., it is listed as "not for the desert", however many Phoenix growers are having moderate success growing Cherimoya. Cherimoyas are not recommended for container culture.