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Pouteria campechiana
A slender and erect tree with cream coloured fragrant flowers. The fruit is round to oval and matures to a yellow-orange colour. The yellow flesh has a sweet earthy flavour and a meaty texture similar to a boiled egg. Seedling selection cropping in 4 year... Read More
Other Names: Yellow Sapote, Atzapotl

$19.75 ($19.75-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Canistel

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, November, December

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A smooth, brilliant yellow fruit with sweet translucent flesh. It has delicious flavour reminiscent of creme caramel and a texture that is extremely smooth and luscious. The fruit is considered a delicacy for those who can grow it successfully, and it thrives in warm subtropical and tropical conditions.It is native to South America and can be found growing wild throughout much of Amazonia. In Brazil the pulp from the plant is used medicinally, to relieve coughs and bronchitis. Of course, most people love the fruit's flavour, which is enhanced when eaten slightly chilled. Cut in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon and enjoy. It can be used to flavour ice cream and make other desserts.
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Rollinia - Brazilian Custard Apple

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A relative of the cherimoya this plant has its origins in tropical America. The fruit about 100mm in diameter has a creamy juicy and delicious flesh, according to some tasting like lemon meringue pie. Fruits within 4 years from seed. Seed selected from extremely sweet and flavoursome fruit with firm white flesh and few seeds.The foliage is delicate on young trees, and our potted plants are known for their older leaves to turn yellow and drop during transport to conserve energy. This is not a problem long term. With care and acclimatisation they will bounce back

Wax Jambu - Pink

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Fast growing tree, attractive pink pear shaped fruit that are crunchy and refreshing on a hot summers day. Grows and crops well here in the subtropics as long as they are protected from frosts when young. They generally don't have seeds but may on rare occasions, depending on pollination.

Acerola - Florida Sweet

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This bright red cherry like fruit has varying tastes during different stages as it ripens. When fully ripe the fruit is juicy and aromatic with its acid content giving it a sweet acid apple-like flavour. The tree can produce a number or crops each year, making for quite a long harvest season. Our selection is called the acerola Florida Sweet Cherry and is a pleasant eating variety that is not too sour. The acerola is well suited to pot culture where it can be kept to a smaller size. It could also be grown this way in cooler climates where it can be moved to a warmer position in the winter. A word of warning the foliage of the plant is covered in tiny irritating stinging hairs that can produce an allergic reaction. When pruning your trees wear a long sleeved shirt and a pair of gloves.
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The jaboticabas habit of producing the fruit directly on the trunk makes this a striking tree. Fruit is similar to a grape with a sweet and aromatic flavour. The new growth is a coppery colour along with their beautiful honey scented flowers makes it a very ornamental tree. Bears heavy crops of quality fruit that can be eaten fresh from the tree. Often fruiting up to 3 times per year. Time from flowering to fruit being ready to eat is only 30 days. More Information: California Rare Fruit Growers Association.
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Canistel Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 3months ago


Pretty when small, has thin long leaves and grows slower than other Pouteria species.

★★★★★ 8months ago



Plant is growing and looks healthy Obviously no fruit this year

★★★★★ 1y ago



still alive and keeping out of the frost, I hope I can get it through winter

★★★★★ 2y ago



I've been after this variety for a while - love it, thanks

Peter Richardson
4y ago

Turramurra, NSW, Australia


There's a canistel in the Sydnr=ey Botanic H-Gardens that fruits well - in a very warm and sheltered spot right by the harbour, though


★★★★ 9y ago


Just a small plant at the moment, it was very leggy when purchased it from forbidden fruits but the wind took care of that and blew the top off. Not sure this tree likes Sydney weather, lets see if it takes off next spring once its established.Seems to...

Mike Trenerry
13y ago

Cairns, QLD


Canistels are rarely seen in NQ nurseries and trees are prized by those who have them.Moister,clean skin types are one of the most attractive and tasty of the meso-american fruits


★★★ 14y ago

Barmaryee, QLD, Australia

virtually no maintenance. Seems very healthy, still waiting on first crop of fruit

16y ago

Bankstown Sydney, NSW, Australia


Try the seedling as seedlings are tougher,maybe, for Toowoomba , Al.

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