Star Apple Trees

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Star Apple (Caimito)

Chrysophyllum cainito

Star Apple (a.k.a, Caimito) are highly ornamental trees boasting attractive green foliage and bright red colored fruits that are high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They are highly adaptable and can be planted in the landscape where they can be trained as a small tree, screen or shrub. They also make an excellent container specimen do to their smaller size. This is a tropical specimen so please make sure to protect them from frost or temperatures at or below 30F.

Star Apple Details  
Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Tree Size/Habit Round, oval canopy to 25 feet or larger
Fruit Shape/Size Round to 4 inches in diameter
Fruit Flavor Sweet
Skin Color When Ripe Purple
Fruit Use Fresh Eating, preserves
Fruit Season February-May
Light Needs  Full Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 10