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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Established plants are tolerant of drought[ ]. If you have important information cainiro this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. The fruit is globose and typically measures from 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

The fresh fruit is also often added to salads, drinks, and other dishes. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

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Stem, showing the small flowers and the attractive underside of the leaves Photograph by: This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. In Cambodia, this fruit is called ” plae teuk dos ko” which means milk fruit. Fruit cut open to show why it is called a star apple Photograph by: Star apples are eaten fresh. Tannins are extracted from the bark[ ]. You can unsubscribe at anytime.


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It produces a strong odor. Grafted plants can start to fruit in 2 – 4 years[ ]. It prefers moist soil. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Anastrepha distincta pois-doux fruit fly ; Anastrepha serpentina sapodilla fruit fly ; Bactrocera aquilonis ; Bactrocera distincta ; Bactrocera dorsalis Oriental fruit fly ; Bactrocera tryoni Queensland fruit fly ; Ceroplastes chryosphyllum barnacle scale ; Selenaspidus articulatus West Indian red scale Minor host of: Chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical tree of the family Sapotaceae.

If the dry period is most pronounced, undue loss of leaves and less juicy or even shrivelled fruit are evident, which indicates that the drought is too severe and irrigation is needed[ ]. Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. Cainitto is soft and sweet.

Manilkara bidentata, Mimusops balata Chrysophhyllum. It is noted for attracting wildlife.

Chrysophyllum cainito

Caimite Local Common Names Germany: It is hardy to zone UK 10 and is frost tender. Leaves are very pretty, with a glossy green surface, and a shimmering gold velvety underside. The chrywophyllum of the leaves are grated and applied as a poultice to wounds[ ]. For more information about QR Codes click here.


Once the tree is established, growth rate and development become more rapid. Not known Public domain. You will receive a range of benefits caiinto Not to be confused with Pouteria caimito.

Latex seeping from an immature fruit Photograph by: Infusions of the leaves have been used against diabetes and articular rheumatism. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. The leaves are used in the treatment of wounds and hypoglycaemia.

Occasionally grown commercially in parts of south Florida. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. A sweet flavour[ ]. The bark yields tannin.

Description A medium to large sized tree from ft high. Some evidence in Hawaii, USA.