Star Apple - Grimal

Chrysophyllum cainito

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A purple skinned variety with translucent flesh. The delicious sweet fruit has flavours reminiscent of grape and melon, however, fruit should be well-coloured and mature, as immature fruit are sticky with latex, especially near the skin.Star apples are very attractive as an ornamental specimen tree. A medium to large evergreen tree, its weeping form and glossy, velvet, green leaves, with a gold underside, gives the tree its ability to change from green to gold with a small wind.

$54.00

Specifications of Star Apple - Grimal

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

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

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, November, December

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Star Apple - Grimal Reviews & Tips

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Scottyg
★★ 11y ago

Woongarra, QLD, Australia

Frost sensitive when first planted.  Got caught out Ist year and nearly killed plant ,had to keep it coved when frost was around. recovered well but planted a secong just in case. Slow at first but after some years speeds up growth.

Michael
★★★★ 11y ago

Wakeley, NSW, Australia

This is one of my favourite fruit but it's so hard to grow. My tree was only 1.5 metres tall and covered in lot's of  tiny flowers but sadly no fruits. The tree struggled through the last winter and shed all it's leaves . It's still not recovered sinc...

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