Santol (Sandoricum koetjape)

The Santol tree (Sandoricum koetjape) is fast-growing. Reaching a potential height of 140 feet, a mature tree in deep soil can produce thousands of fruit in a single season.

Santol (Sandoricum koetjape)

The fruit is slightly larger than a navel orange, and has a tough inedible rind. The fruit pulp is white and divided into large segments.

The fruit has an interesting and appealing taste, but its sourness relegates it to the status of a cooking ingredient or salad component.

The leaves turn a deep red color (yellow for some cultivars) before falling.

Care should be taken not to ingest the large seeds as they can cause serious obstruction and perforation within the body.

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