Caimito Star Apple fruit tree (Purple fruit), Chrysophyllum cainito
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
6 Plants in stock
$72.95
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Detailed plant profiles: 6 plants found

Chrysophyllum imperiale, Chrysophyllum
Chrysophyllum imperiale
Family:Sapotaceae
Chrysophyllum
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEdible
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Chrysophyllum gonocarpum, Guatambu-De-Leite
Chrysophyllum gonocarpum
Family:Sapotaceae
Guatambu-De-Leite
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular water

Chrysophyllum gonocarpum is a tree that reaches 7-12 m in height with a trunk diameter of 20-50 cm when fully grown. The fruit is a yellow subglobose berry with five longitudinal grooves.

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Chrysophyllum oliviforme, Satinleaf, Satin Leaf
Chrysophyllum oliviforme
Family:Sapotaceae
Satinleaf, Satin Leaf
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a relative of Star Apple (Caimito - Chrysophyllum cainito) which is a popular fruit, well known among the people of the Caribbean. The fruit of the Satinleaf is much smaller than the Caimito, just a little dark purple berry, about an inch in diameter. Satinleaf is an ornamental medium-sized tree with a mature height of up to 30 feet and distinctive foliage: shiny olive on top, silky silvery gold underneath. You might use one in your backyard as a shade tree, an easier-to-manage alternative to live oak.

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Chrysophyllum argenteum, Caimito de mono, Bastard Redwood
Chrysophyllum argenteum
Family:Sapotaceae
Caimito de mono, Bastard Redwood
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

The plant is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit, wood and medicinal uses. Edible milky fruit. Leaves very variable in shape.

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Chrysophyllum cainito, Achras caimito, Caimito, Star Apple, Satin Leaf
Chrysophyllum cainito, Achras caimito
Family:Sapotaceae
Caimito, Star Apple, Satin Leaf
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Varieties: Purple, Green. Season: February-MayThis beautiful shade tree has glossy dark green leaves with a silky bronze color underneath. Caimito is a favorite in the Caribbean and Central America as well as Southeast Asia. The fruit has a mild grape-like flavor, and is best eaten fresh.



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Pouteria caimito, Abiu, Abu, Caimito
Pouteria caimito
Family:Sapotaceae
Abiu, Abu, Caimito
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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Fantastic Sapotaceous tropical fruit. Size of medium apple,bright yellow when ripe. Flesh is jelly-like, very juicy, sweet, acid-free, surrounded by somewhat hard thick skin with sticky latex on cut. The taste of fruit resembles one of Chrysophyllum cainito. One elongated seed inside.

This tree does well in most soils, but rarely tolerates flooding. Pruning is common, and will shorten height and improve early yields. It has a medium-size, but thick canopy. It matures in three to five years, and can produce for over 20 years. The popular fruit is eaten raw, and the trunk provides heavy, excellent wood for fuel and crafts. The latex of the fruit is occasionally used to treat wounds. As with most fruit trees, it is believed that pruning should be done during a full moon.



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Detailed plant profiles: 6 plants found