CANISTEL OR YELLOW SAPOTE
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 - Beak
Canistel - Round
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
April, May, June, July, August
Customer Comments on Canistel or Yellow Sapote
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. | Vicki - Townsville, QLD 26-Oct-2017
Create Your Own My Edible Backyard Page and your feedback will appear here.