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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The pleasantly acidic flesh is high in carbohydrate and is eaten fresh[ ]. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life. Not known Public domain.

Chrysophyllum cainito – Star Apple

Pouteria sapota Mamey Sapote. It prefers moist soil. The non-climacteric fruit is sweet when ripe and is eaten raw or processed into preserves. It is also taken as a chrysophylluum, febrifuge and remedy for dysentery[ ].


Star Apple

In Malayalam it is called “Swarnapathry” meaning ‘[the tree with] golden leaves’. The purple fruit has a denser skin and texture while the greenish brown fruit has a thin skin and a more liquid pulp; the yellow variety is less common and difficult to find.

Chrysophyllum oliviforme Satin Leaf Tree. In Nigeria, it is called agbalumo or odara.

Chrysophyllum cainito Star Apple, Caimito PFAF Plant Database

Infusions of the leaves have been used against diabetes and articular rheumatism. Stem, showing the small flowers and the attractive underside of the leaves Photograph by: Yields of 70 kg or fruit per tree cainifo year have been recorded. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Native to tropical America, from the Caribbean through Central America.

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[ ].

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Young trees are highly susceptible to any kind of frost or cold wind. A decoction of the tannin-rich, astringent bark is drunk as a tonic and stimulant, and is taken to halt diarrhoea, dysentery and haemorrhages, and as a treatment for gonorrhoea and catarrh of the bladder[].


Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. The fruit also exists in three colors, dark purple, greenish brown and yellow. Fruit – raw or made into preserves[ ]. Forest and Kim Starr.

Cainito pomiferum Tussac Chrysophyllum bicolor Poir. This QR Code is unique to this page. Chrysophyllum cainito is a tropical tree of the family Sapotaceae.

They can be stored for 3 weeks at cool dhrysophyllum. It produces a strong odor. A radiating star pattern is visible in the pulp.

Synsepalum dulcificum Miracle Fruit. Pouteria lucuma Lucuma obovata Lucuma. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Seed – sow in a light, sandy loam[ ].