|CHRYSOPHYLLUM CAINITO - Caimito, Star Apple |
This large, lovely tree of tropical American origin is used both as a landscape and fruiting tree. The leaves are glossy green on top and bronze beneath. It grows well in warm areas of Florida and has grown in San Diego, though it would prefer high humidity. The name "star apple" refers to the distribution of the seeds in the cut fruit. Skin color can be green, yellow or purple; shape is round. When ripe, flesh is melting, sweet and pleasantly flavored. Propagation by seeds (may never fruit) air-layer and grafting.