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STAR APPLE Chrysophyllum cainito

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Sometimes known as Caimito is native to the West Indies where it is a very popular fruit. Fruit can be purple or green skinned. When cut in half there is an attractive star pattern. The flesh is sweet and tastes very smooth and aromatic. A very attractive tropical tree, leaves green above and gold underneath. Not suitable for temperate climates.

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$23.90 5 Seedling 165mm

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Plant Information or Specifications

Grown From

Seedling

Climate Suitability

Subtropical - Tropical (About)

Height when established

6-10 metres

Frost Tolerance

Very Sensitive

Is Pollination Required?

Beneficial (About)

Leaf Growth Habit

Evergreen

Fruit Harvest Months in Australia

October - December

 

Customer Comments on Star Apple

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Star Apple

The timber is very brittle and branches tend to break off easily. Fruit is very hard to pick from a mature tree - it's a long, long way up!!! Foliage is pretty and when you see more brown than green, you know the tree is thirsty. | John Plummer - Darwin, NT 11-Sep-2008

Star Apple

Attempting to grow this in Adelaide S.A Which has a temperate climate, having said that purchased one from Daleys in Dec 2015 has been with me now in a pot for over 10 weeks and is putting on alot of new growth. | Danny N. - Adelaide, SA 04-Feb-2016
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Star Apple (Seedling) 8/10

Jonathan8's Edible Fruits
Update: 1867 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Growing great in summer. However it attracts so much ants. Foliage is lovely.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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Star Apple (Seedling) 1/10

Edward's Edible Fruits
Update: 2469 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Tried to grow this tree several times, but each time it died at the end of winter, presumably because of the low temperatures at night.


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Star Apple

Ellen's Edible Fruits
Update: 2595 days 6hrs

Comments: -

I got this through Ebay, that was before I discovered Daleys hehehe .

Since this will grow to be a very big tree, I'll try to only plant it in a big pot as I am running out of ground space for it in my tiny garden .

Potting soil . I used the cheapest one at Bunnings . I'd mixed 2/3 of the potting soil and 1/3 of the chicken compost and 2 scoop of the slow release fertiliser . And every 3-4 months I'd just spread.

OMGosh, now I


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Star Apple (Seedling) 3/10

Fruitful's Edible Fruits
Update: 1350 days 22hrs

Comments: - I bought this Star Apple seedling from Forbidden Fruits Nursery at Myocum. It was very sick, and still is. Not quite sure how to help it. Seems very stunted and its main trunk has been eliminated so it wont grow very tall. Star Apples are spectacular and I hope this one pulls through.
 The fruit apparently is divine, and it is a cousin of Abui tree, which has yellow fruit. Star Apples are a beautiful huge tree, growing to between 8 - 30 meters when mature so they need plenty of space. A mature one looks very similar to a Bodhi Tree and it can yeild 68kg of fruit each year.

Planted: 2012

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Star Apple (Seedling)

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 1542 days 8hrs

Comments: -

a $1 purchase from Mt Gravatt markets, supposed to be a green one. Found scale on it today, treated with white oil.

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Star Apple (Seedling) 4/10

Babaghanush's Edible Fruits
Update: 1978 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Beuatiful yummy fruit reminds me me of childhood memory climbing niehgbours tree...

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, blood

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Star Apple (Seedling)

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2254 days 11hrs

Comments: -

This star apple was rescued several years ago in a pot with another tree, it was separate & has struggled, finally died after a year or so giving me a new oportunity and a spot for something else - what to put there is the question?????


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Star Apple

Fred1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2380 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Don't know what variety - as there was 1 tree here when we bought the property.  We had fruit the first year we were here [2005], and then I pruned the tree - has grown back beautifully, but have had no fruit since - good privacy tree though, with attractive golden leaves.

Planted: 2003

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Star Apple (Seedling) 6/10

Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2535 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Growing well, only had for a month (sept 09) but seem to be handling life in the pots well. Not very large yet but will pot up when necessary and hopefully will fruit when mature. Being a lazy gardener I will fertilize with the others and prune if I think necessary. Worm castings and chook poop and sugar can mulch.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Star Apple (Grafted) 7/10

David3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2248 days 1hrs

Comments: -

green fruit have the haitan purple love the look of thr plant had to have a green one

Height 1.9 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

none has not been attacked by anything


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Star Apple (Grafted) 10/10

Rustynutz's Edible Fruits
Update: 2012 days 19hrs

Comments: -

good shade tree and love the fruit. 2011 is the first time it has flowered and is starting to set fruit.

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Planted: 2000

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2011 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 5% in

Question:

 


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Star Apple (Seedling) 1/10

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 686 days 8hrs

Comments: - First solitary fruit this year saved its life.

Planted: 2002

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Star Apple (Seedling) 10/10

Danny N1's Edible Fruits
Update: 198 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Still very small but that would be my fault - i placed in full open Adelaide sun!!! which in turn burned the new leaves that had sprouted ( lesson learned!) it now lives in my semi-enclosed pergola and recovering very well.

Have it in a 430mm pot with plenty of organics and mulch and feed with a slow release osmocote fertilzer as well as fortnightly dose's of Seasol for root and foliage development. All in all very happy with this little performer - beautiful foliage, cant wait to see it develop into a larger specimen.


Planted: 2015

Height 1 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol and Osmocote

Pest Control: None.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Star Apple (Seedling) 10/10

Rwan1's Edible Fruits
Update: 108 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Initially, the Star Apple took a while to start growing after being potted. Eventually, the leaves opened up and it was show time. But it seems that the new leaves seem to take ages to develop; so don't be worried it there is new growth and nothing seems to be happeneing - it's just a slower growing tree within the VIC climate. In the beginning, it was receiving full sun and coping well with it. But since it has grown more, the sun seems to make it droop. This is because it spent too long indoors and has not become acustomed to long periods of direct sunlight. So if you're going to keep this plant out of the sun for the majority of the time, then expect drooping when it is placed out in the full sun. Having said that, it copes quite well indoors. Obviously, it requires natural outside oxygen and light as often as it can, but it can be maintained well indoors; which is good news for when Winter arrives. Star Apple appears to cope well with regular watering in the warmer months. I have not had any pests so far at all, so that's also good. So, although slow, it's not really a high maintenance plant at all.  


Planted: 2016

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Pest Control:

Eco Oil.


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Star Apple 7/10

Xhristofer's Edible Fruits
Update: 1893 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Absolutely beautiful tree. Foliage is deep green on upper side and iridescent gold on underside. Never seems to drop any leaves. Mine is currently about 3M tall and looks very healthy. No fruit as yet but the trees appearance is stunning in sunlight.  

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Star Apple 2/10

Awal7505's Edible Fruits
Update: 2571 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Died shortly after putting in ground

Pollination: No


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