Star Apple - Haitian

Chrysophyllum cainito

Star Apple not exact variety By Forest and Kim Starr [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

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This purple fruiting selection was made in Florida in 1952. A heavy yielding tree with well-formed and very high quality fruit. Highly ornamental tree with its attractive brownish underside leaves. Not suitable for temperate climates.

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Specifications of Star Apple - Haitian

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 February, March, November, December

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Star Apple - Haitian Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 8y ago


This is my fav tree in the garden. The leaves are beautiful glossy green and a creamy underside. The trunk and branches are also creamy and smooth. It is quite spectacular. The fruit apparently is divine, and it is a cousin of Abui tree, which has yell...

★★★★★ 9y ago

Keperra, QLD, Australia

Fast growing, beautiful leaves. Trying to get good growth from the plant this year so it might fruit next year.

★★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

Big tree with potentially yummy fruit (though I haven't tried one yet). A little more expensive than other variety but I hope the grafting makes it more productive.

★★★★ 11y ago

Blackwater, QLD, Australia

great looking tree

14y ago

Toowoomba, QLD, Australia

Star Apple - Haitian

2 dead Purple Haitians in two toowoomba winters, (sob)

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