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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Chrysophyllum cainiho – L. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Seed Availability Seeds are not available for the Star Apple. The bitter, pulverized seed is taken as a tonic, diuretic and febrifuge[ ]. A good quality paper can be obtained from the wood pulp[ ].

Either by seeds, which take years to bear, or by grafting and budding, with trees coming to bear in years.

They can be stored for 3 weeks at cool temperatures. QR Code What’s this? The ripe fruit is eaten to sooth inflammation in laryngitis and pneumonia[ ]. A radiating star pattern is visible in the pulp. The wood is sometimes used for fuel[ ]. Cultivated tree in Africa Photograph by: The seedlings bear fruits in years[ ].

Data related to Chrysophyllum cainito at Wikispecies.


Chrysophyllum cainito – Wiktionary

The bark yields tannin. The star apple usually comes in two forms, either the dark purple skinned variety with red-purple pulp, or the green skinned variety with clear-white pulp. 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. Small flowers occur in clusters.

Star apple flowers are hermaphrodite, and the plants are usually self-fertile[ ].

The star apple is a very popular fruit in many tropical parts of the world. It is a seasonal fruit bearing tree. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. You will receive a range of benefits including: It prefers moist soil. Propagation Either by seeds, which take years to bear, or by grafting and budding, with trees coming to bear chrysophyllumm years.

Cainito pomiferum Tussac Chrysophyllum bicolor Poir. Grafted trees have been known to commence bearing in their first year[ ]. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

Chrysophyllum cainito

Don’t need the entire report? Deep mulching with straw or lawn clippings, application of fertilizer and frequent dry-season watering all seem necessary for success with this species[ ]. The fruit do not drop and must be picked. The sapwood and heartwood are reddish-brown to dark brown, strong, hard but not durable, with fine to medium texture, fairly straight grain; specific gravity of 0. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.


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As this is done, the flesh will be felt to free itself from the downward half of the rind, and the latter will pull away, taking with it the greater part of the core[ ]. Lost Crops of Africa.

Chrysophyllum cainito (caimito)

Mature trees are seriously injured by temperatures below -2c and recover slowly. The trees do not drop their fruit, making it necessary to climb the tree in order to harvest the crop[ ]. The skin needs to be removed since biting into it leaves a horrible stickiness in the mouth[ ].

Forest and Kim Starr. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link chrysophy,lum on Wikidata. The purple fruit has a chrysopuyllum skin and texture while the greenish brown fruit has a thin skin and a more liquid pulp; the yellow variety is less common and difficult to find.

Other common names are cainito, caimito, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme de lait, estrella, milk fruit and aguay. The tree is also hermaphroditic self-fertile. Some evidence in Hawaii, USA.