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.
Plant Information or Specifications
Height when established
Is Pollination Required?
Leaf Growth Habit
Fruit Harvest Months in Australia
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
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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Update: 2222 days 2hrs
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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