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 years. Atzapotl is the Aztec name for the canistel. Atzamole is a dish which is like guacamole but with canistel.
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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All Leaves (Evergreen)
November, December, , February, March, April, May, June
Customer Comments on Canistel
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 | Peter Richardson - Turramurra, NSW 08-Apr-2020
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 | Mike Trenerry - Cairns, QLD 04-Jun-2011
Try the seedling as seedlings are tougher,maybe, for Toowoomba , Al. | R O L F - Bankstown Sydney, NSW 28-Nov-2007
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