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Chrysophyllum caintito Star Apple

A pretty tropical to sub-tropical tree, varies greatly in size depending on conditions, generally sits around 10mtrs in height. This tree stands out with its foliage which is a dark green on top and a shimmering gold underneath. The fruit is baseball sized with a sweet flavoured flesh, can be pale green to reddish purple.


Great as a garnish because of its showy star shaped core. Flesh can be eaten straight from the ripe fruit, or mixed with other fruits to create delicious deserts.

Position & Soil

Prefers tropical to subtropical conditions, will not handle frost. Not particularly fussy with soil type but must have good drainage.