Canistel or Yellow Sapote

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Canistel Fruit Split open to show seed and flesh

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The fruit is round to oval and matures to a yellow-orange colour hence its other common name of 'egg fruit' and yellow sapote. The yellow flesh has a sweet earthy flavour and a meaty texture similar to a boiled egg. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh out of hand with a little salt and lemon juice added. Canistels are often added to sweet custards or made into delicious eggnog-like milk shakes by blending with milk. The fruits are very rich, the flesh can be dried and ground into a powder which is than used as a flavouring for sweet desserts.

Canistel

$27.00 ($19.75-$27.00 choose a size)

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.

Canistel - Lyndall

$39.00

This selection is from northern NSW, very sweet moist texture with superior flavour. The yellow flesh of the Canistel has a sweet earthy flavour and a similar texture to the yoke of a boiled egg.Sourced from Picone Exotic Orchards

Canistel - Ross Sapote

$27.00

A seedling selection that is similar to a canistel but the fruit tends to be moister and less mealy than a canistel. They also tend to split open at the top like a flower opening when they fruits are fully ripe. The tree is slow growing and easy to control, once established they are drought tolerant. Called Eggfruit due in part to the texture of the pulp being similar to the yolk of a hard-boiled egg but the flesh is sweet like caramel.

Canistel - Alan Carle

$49.00

A superior selection from Alan Carle at the Botanical Ark in Far North Queensland.

Canistel - Emma

$59.00

Heavy bearing cold hardy selection that bears small - medium sized fruit. Very sweet, mealy textured fruit.

Canistel - Gray

$44.00

Gray is a large elongated fruit, ripening in late winter in the subtropics. Canistels are best eaten when they are at their optimum ripeness to achieve a creamy consistency and a sweet custard flavour. Their flowers are formed on their branches, a feature called cauliflory, enabling them to be pruned to keep them small.

Canistel - TFW

$29.00

Superior selection from Tropical Fruit World

Canistel Aurea

$59.00

Aurea produces a large elongated fruit of excellent quality. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh or with a little salt and lemon juice added. Canistels are often added to sweet custards or made into delicious eggnog-like milk shakes.

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Fruits of Warm Climates by Julia F. Morton

Canistel

$27.00 ($19.75-$27.00 choose a size)

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.

Canistel - Emma

$59.00

Heavy bearing cold hardy selection that bears small - medium sized fruit. Very sweet, mealy textured fruit.

Canistel - Gray

$44.00

Gray is a large elongated fruit, ripening in late winter in the subtropics. Canistels are best eaten when they are at their optimum ripeness to achieve a creamy consistency and a sweet custard flavour. Their flowers are formed on their branches, a feature called cauliflory, enabling them to be pruned to keep them small.

Canistel Aurea

$59.00

Aurea produces a large elongated fruit of excellent quality. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh or with a little salt and lemon juice added. Canistels are often added to sweet custards or made into delicious eggnog-like milk shakes.

Canistel - Ross Sapote

$27.00

A seedling selection that is similar to a canistel but the fruit tends to be moister and less mealy than a canistel. They also tend to split open at the top like a flower opening when they fruits are fully ripe. The tree is slow growing and easy to control, once established they are drought tolerant. Called Eggfruit due in part to the texture of the pulp being similar to the yolk of a hard-boiled egg but the flesh is sweet like caramel.

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Vicki
3y ago

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Canistel or Yellow Sapote

Beautiful looking tree and produces alot ! It bears fruit in Winter when most fruit trees aren't producing, which makes it a good one to have in the backyard.

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