Cainito / Star Apple (Chrysophyllum cainito)

The Cainito or Star Apple (Chrysophyllum cainito) is know by quite a few common names. It grows to a large size with an abundant yield.

star apple tree (cainito, caimito)

Native to the Caribbean, the evergreen leaves are a distinctively golden brown color on the underside.

The skin of the fruit changes from green to a dark purple as it ripens. Ripe fruit often have green coloration around the stem however.

The fruit pulp is a white star pattern nested within a purple outer layer. Visually striking and having a great taste, this is a good fruit to serve fresh for visitors.

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