Star apple (Chrysophyllum cainito)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 25 to 100 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: 2 to 4 inch reddish to dark purple skinned with faint green tinged area around the calyx.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Flowers: Fragrant
Flower Color: Green
Other: Greenish-yellow to Purplish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Other: Grafting, Budding.
Pollinators: Self

Delicious fruit and bronze under leaves.

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Location: Bramston Beach, North Queensland, AustraliaDate: 2014-05-17Delicious fruit and bronze under leaves.
By Gleni
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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RARE SEEDS: Willughbeia elmerii, Xanthophyllum amoenum, Baccaurea, Artocarpus by Sinyo Feb 14, 2017 5:44 PM 2
RARE SEEDS: Willughbeia elmerii, Xanthophyllum amoenum, Baccaurea, Artocarpus by Sinyo Jan 18, 2017 5:51 PM 0
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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