STAR APPLE Chrysophyllum cainito
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.
|Grown From||Climate||Height||Frost tol.||Pollination req'd||Evergreen/Deciduous||Harvest period|
|Seedling||Subtropical - Tropical||6-10||Very Sensitive||Beneficial||Evergreen||October - December|
Customer Comments on 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
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Update: 58 days 20hrs
14Nov 60cm in pot 35l
15Jan did not seem to like to much sun, lost more than half its leaves in a month after received fr daley. New leaves grew back in late dec. The plant was moved to med sun location, will see if it likes the new spot.
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