The Designation of Origin covers 100-kilometre long coastline where thanks to the subtropical climate, cherimoyas, mangos and avocados are cultivated.
The cherimoya (or custard apple) grown on the Costa Tropical shares its Designation of Origin with the Malaga coast. The quality certification covers the towns and villages of Motril, Vélez de Benaudalla, Los Guájares, Molvízar, Ítrabo, Salobreña, Otívar, Lentejí, Jete and Almuñécar. The fruit originated in the high subtropical valleys in South America. Two varieties of the fruit are grown in the province of Granada: The Fino de Jete (90% of production) is the most common and is the native Jete variety. It is light in colour and weighs about 250g.