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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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This plant can be weedy or invasive.

A number of closely related species, also called star apples, are grown in Africa including C. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Leaves are very pretty, with a glossy green surface, and a shimmering gold velvety underside.

Round, baseball sized fruit that chrysophyl,um cut has a core that takes on a star shape.


Star Apple

Some trees yield heavy crops of fruit, others bear little[ ]. Leaves with new growth Photograph by: This QR Chrysopgyllum is unique to this page.

Cultivated tree in Africa Photograph by: You will receive a range of benefits including: Native and Exotic Trees, Shrubs, and Vines. Chrysophllum can be stored for 3 weeks at cool temperatures. The seed retains its viability for several months[ ]. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.

Seeds are not available for the Star Apple. Habitats Humid woodlands at low to medium elevations[ ]. Star apples are eaten fresh. Views Read Edit View history.

The plant is self-fertile. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Chrysophyllum cainito – Wiktionary

It is given as a treatment for diabetes mellitus, and as a decoction is gargled to relieve angina[ ]. Retrieved from ” https: In Cambodia, this fruit is called ” plae teuk dos ko” which means milk fruit. Deep mulching with straw or lawn clippings, application of fertilizer and frequent dry-season watering all seem necessary for success with this species[ ].

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Synsepalum subcordatum Giant Miracle Fruit. We are currently updating this section.

Chrysophyllum cainito Star Apple, Caimito PFAF Plant Database

An emulsion of the slightly bitter seed kernels is used to make imitation milk-of-almonds or nougat and caainito confections[ ]. It is native to the Greater Antilles and the West Indies.

Synsepalum dulcificum Miracle Fruit. The flattened seeds are light brown and hard.

Last update on For more information about QR Codes click here. The bark, moreover, is used in the treatment for diarrhoea, dysentery, haemorrhages, gonorrhoea, catarrh of the chrysophgllum.

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The fresh fruit is also often added to salads, drinks, and other dishes. Gives descriptions, photos and uses of a very wide range of fruit and other food-producing plants plus ornamentals.

Now containing plants. It prefers moist soil. The fruit has antioxidant properties.