The tree produces a very popular fruit as well as having a wide range of local medicinal uses and a good quality wood. It is widely cultivated in tropical regions . Chrysophyllum cainito is an evergreen Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 10 and is frost tender. The plant is. One of the relatively minor fruits of the family Sapotaceae, the star apple or goldenleaf tree, Chrysophyllum cainito L. (syn. Achras caimito Ruiz & Pavon), has.

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Trees take about 5 – 10 years to produce fruit from seed[].

Uses Star apples are eaten fresh. This QR Code is unique to this page. Mimusops elengi Spanish Cherry.

A better way of serving the fruit is to cut around the middle completely through the rind and then, holding the fruit stem-end down, twisting the top gently back and forth. The tree is also hermaphroditic self-fertile.

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Chrysophyllum ottonis Klotzsch ex Miq. Pouteria viridis Green Sapote. Other common names are cainito, caimito, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme de lait, estrella, milk fruit and aguay. Seed – sow in a light, sandy loam[ ].


Star Apple

Cainito pomiferum Tussac Chrysophyllum bicolor Poir. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits. Latex seeping from an immature fruit Photograph by: You can unsubscribe at anytime.

This plant can be weedy or invasive. Further, ripe fruit sooths inflammation in laryngitis and pneumonia and used as treatment for diabetes, angina, haemorrhage and fever. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not chrysoophyllum the resources to answer questions ourselves. Chrysophylum cainito is an evergreen Tree growing to 25 m 82ft by 20 m 65ft at a medium rate. Star apples are eaten fresh.

Chrysophyllum cainito – Wiktionary

It is given as a treatment for diabetes mellitus, and as a decoction is gargled chrysophyllum relieve angina[ ]. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. When opening a star apple fruit, one should not allow any of the bitter latex of the skin to contact the edible fresh[ ]. Habitats Humid woodlands at low to medium elevations[ ]. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Yields of 70 kg or fruit per tree per year have been recorded.


It is also suitable for mouldings, light tool handles, inlaying, carving, joinery, furniture and cabinet making[ ].

Chrysophyllum cainito Star Apple, Caimito PFAF Plant Database

This taxon has not yet been assessed. A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life. Chrysophyllum oliviforme Satin Leaf Tree. Prefers a deep, rich loam[ ]. The seeds contain a cyanogenic glucoside. Pouteria multiflora Bully Tree. There are no pictures available for this datasheet If you can supply pictures for this datasheet please contact: It is also taken as a diuretic, febrifuge and remedy for dysentery[ ]. A good quality paper can be obtained from the wood pulp[ ].

The flattened seeds are light brown and hard. Small flowers occur in clusters. The purple fruit has a denser skin and texture while the greenish brown fruit has a thin skin and a cainit liquid pulp; the yellow variety is less common and difficult to find.