Star AppleChrysophyllum cainito
Star apple Fruit showing the purple colour of both the skin and also how it fades into the flesh which eventually becomes white. The spectacular leaves with their dark green foliage and brown underside is also displayed
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Specifications of Star Apple
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? Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Water Requirements Moderate Watering
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ 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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Customer Tips & Reviews Star Apple
Our 5 trees are about 7 years old and full every year. more falls off than we can pick which is a shame, make an effort this year to get it all.
I've been growing mine in South Florida..Miami area. It's about 6 years old and just popped it's first 2 fruits....Finally! Lots of sun and water.
Takes about 8-10 years to flower. Fruit gets bigger each season. Regular organic fertilizer and plenty of water is needed. Ours is the purple coloured variety. I was very close to giving the tree the chop after 6 years of no flowers!
WYNN VALE, SA, Australia
Still very small but that would be my fault - i placed in full open Adelaide sun!!! which in turn burned the new leaves that had sprouted ( lesson learned!) it now lives in my semi-enclosed pergola and recovering very well.Have it in a 430mm pot with p...
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.
I bought this Star Apple seedling from Forbidden Fruits Nursery at Myocum. It was very sick, and still is. Not quite sure how to help it. Seems very stunted and its main trunk has been eliminated so it wont grow very tall. Star Apples are spectacular ...
Bundaberg, Qld, Australia
Absolutely beautiful tree. Foliage is deep green on upper side and iridescent gold on underside. Never seems to drop any leaves. Mine is currently about 3M tall and looks very healthy. No fruit as yet but the trees appearance is stunning in sunlight....
Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Beuatiful yummy fruit reminds me me of childhood memory climbing niehgbours tree...
Quakers Hill, NSW, Australia
Growing great in summer. However it attracts so much ants. Foliage is lovely.
EIDSVOLD, QLD, Australia
good shade tree and love the fruit. 2011 is the first time it has flowered and is starting to set fruit.
Blackwater, QLD, Australia
green fruit have the haitan purple love the look of thr plant had to have a green one
CARLINGFORD, NSW, Australia
Tried to grow this tree several times, but each time it died at the end of winter, presumably because of the low temperatures at night.
Eagleby, QLD, Australia
Growing well, only had for a month (sept 09) but seem to be handling life in the pots well. Not very large yet but will pot up when necessary and hopefully will fruit when mature. Being a lazy gardener I will fertilize with the others and prune if I th...