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

(1/10) 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

Star Apple Fruit Cut in half with flesh scooped out

(2/10) Star Apple Fruit Cut in half with flesh scooped out By Forest and Kim Starr [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Star Apple Fruit Fruit ripe picked off the tree in hand

(3/10) Star Apple Fruit Fruit ripe picked off the tree in hand By Forest and Kim Starr [CC BY 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Star Apple Ripening on the Fruit Tree

(4/10) Star Apple Ripening on the Fruit Tree By Dinesh Valke [CC BY-SA 2.0] (Photo Credits)

Star Apple Tree in Daleys Exclusion Orchard

(5/10) Star Apple Tree in Daleys Exclusion Orchard

Youtube Video Growing Star Apple Fruit Trees with Kath

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Leaf of the Star Apple

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Star Apple

Chrysophyllum cainito
Sometimes known as Cainito is native to the West Indies where it is a very popular fruit. Fruit can be purple or green skinned. When cut in half there is an attractive star pattern. The flesh is sweet and tastes very smooth and aromatic. A very attractive... Read More
Other Names: Caimito

$17.75 ($4.90-$59.00 choose a size)

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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Star Apple Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

Rasy
★★★★★ 9months ago

MILDURA, VIC

Star Apple

I grow this as an experiment due to my climate. So I bought two star apple and potted up to a bigger pot. Its doing well past one winter, with protection in winter. I left it in front of my garage where it gets about 4hrs of sun during winter and I bring it in to the garage at night time. During summer it gets really hot so it gets about four hrs of morning sun and shaded the rest of the afternoon otherwise the leaves will get sunburnt. It loves water so during summer I sit the pots 1/4 submerged.

Youngsim
★★★★★ 10months ago

CHAPEL HILL, QLD

Star Apple

I want to grow rare tropical tree to taste and to enjoy getting regular harvest.

Catherine
★★★★★ 11months ago

BOWEN, QLD

Star Apple

The Star Apple was a must have & not found locally. I was aware of your site & found it with GLEE!! Ordering was super easy & arrived in great order to Bowen. Initially the plant was put in a pot to establish further. We are quite aware of the maturity age & has joined it with other plants in our backyard. Our soil is rich, drained with loads of huge worms. We've staked the plant for now as we get some moderate winds. We sit with a beevie in the afternoons & look how our Star Apple progresses. Cheers

Marty Young
5y ago

Goldsborough, QLD, Australia

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.

Edwardd
7y ago

Miami, FL

Star Apple

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.

Russell Drinkwater
7y ago

Eidsvold, QLD, Australia

Star Apple

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!

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Danny N1
★★★★★ 8y ago

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...

Danny N.
8y ago

Adelaide, SA, Australia

Star Apple

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.

Rusticular
10y ago

WIGHTS MOUNTAIN, QLD, Australia

First solitary fruit this year saved its life.

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Fruitful
11y ago

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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 ...

xhristofer
★★★ 12y ago

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....

Babaghanush
★★ 12y ago

Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia

Beuatiful yummy fruit reminds me me of childhood memory climbing niehgbours tree...

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Jonathan8
★★★★ 12y ago

Quakers Hill, NSW, Australia

Growing great in summer. However it attracts so much ants. Foliage is lovely.

rustynutz
★★★★★ 12y ago

ËIDSVOLD, QLD, Australia

good shade tree and love the fruit. 2011 is the first time it has flowered and is starting to set fruit.

David3
★★★ 13y ago

Blackwater, QLD, Australia

green fruit have the haitan purple love the look of thr plant had to have a green one

Edward3
14y ago

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.

Jo1
★★★ 14y ago

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...

awal7505
14y ago

ELIZABETH VALE, SA, Australia

Died shortly after putting in ground

John Plummer
15y ago

Darwin, NT, Australia

Star Apple

The timber is very brittle and branches tend to break off easily. Fruit is very hard to pick from a mature tree - it's a long, long way up!!!Foliage is pretty and when you see more brown than green, you know the tree is thirsty.

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