1 Super happy Canistel tree – Pouteria campechiana


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Canistel tree
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The Canistel tree, scientifically known as Pouteria campechiana, is a tropical fruit tree prized for its delicious, sweet, and custard-like fruits. Native to Central America, it features elongated, smooth, and pale yellow fruits with a unique texture reminiscent of a baked sweet potato. The Canistel tree's fruit is rich in flavor and nutrients, making it a sought-after delicacy for both snacking and culinary use and a delightful addition to tropical gardens.

The Canistel tree - Pouteria campechianal, may have different names in various languages and regions:Cacao tree fruit pod

  1. Spanish: Zapote amarillo or Canistel
  2. Filipino: Chesa, Chico or Tiesa
  3. Malay: Ciku
  4. Thai: Lamut Kahamen, Lekima, khe maa or to maa
  5. Vietnamese: Sầu riêng vàng or Lê kima
  6. Khmer: Kambuj thmey
  7. Indonesian: Sawo mentega, alkesah
  8. Burmese: Hnin-thu-kwet
  9. Lao: Khièk
  10. Sinhala (Sri Lanka): Wela

Other names include: Eggfruit Tree, Canistel, Amarillo, Yellow Sapote, Sapote Borracho, Zapote, cupcake fruit,


Properties & Care

How to take care of a Canistel tree ?

  1. Suitable Growing Conditions:
    • Choose a large pot with good drainage to accommodate the tree’s growth. Place the pot in a location with full sunlight, or provide artificial grow lights in temperate climates. Protect the tree from cold temperatures, ensuring it doesn’t drop below 10°C.
  2. Watering:
    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Adjust the frequency based on the tree’s age and local climate conditions.
  3. Fertilization:
    • Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations to provide essential nutrients for the tree. Reduce or stop fertilization during the dormant period in winter.
  4. Pruning:
    • Prune the Canistel tree to control its size and shape. Remove dead, diseased, or crowded branches to maintain a healthy canopy and promote air circulation. Pruning is essential for overall tree health and fruit production.
  5. Humidity:
    • Canistel trees thrive in high humidity. If you are growing the tree in a dry climate or indoors, increase humidity by misting the tree regularly or using a humidifier. A tray of water near the pot can also help raise local humidity.
  6. Pollination:
    • Canistel trees are typically self-pollinating, but they may benefit from wind or insect pollinators. To ensure successful pollination, provide a light breeze or gently shake the tree to facilitate the transfer of pollen between flowers.

Growing a Canistel tree in a temperate climate can be challenging due to its tropical nature. It may require careful attention to temperature, humidity, and light conditions, especially in regions with cold winters. Pot cultivation allows for greater control over these conditions, increasing the chances of successful growth and fruit production.


Canistel tree

  1. Size and Shape:
    • Canistel fruits are typically medium-sized and oval to ellipsoid in shape, resembling a large chicken egg.
    • They are about 6-12 centimeters (2.4-4.7 inches) in length.
  2. Color and Texture:
    • The skin of the Canistel fruit is smooth and ranges in color from pale yellow to bright orange when fully ripe.
    • The texture of the skin is thin and slightly rough, like the skin of a peach.
  3. Pulp:
    • The pulp of the Canistel is the highlight of the fruit, and it is often compared to the texture of a cooked egg yolk.
    • It is creamy, smooth, and custard-like, with a sweet, rich, and slightly nutty flavor.
    • The pulp is usually vibrant yellow to orange, depending on ripeness.
  4. Seeds:
    • Canistel fruits typically contain one to several large, dark brown, and hard seeds.
    • The seeds are generally not consumed and are removed before eating the pulp.
  5. Harvesting and Processing:
    • Canistel fruits are harvested when fully ripe, which is indicated by their vibrant orange color and slightly soft texture.
    • To enjoy the fruit, simply cut it open and scoop out the custard-like pulp.
    • Canistel pulp is often consumed fresh or used in various culinary applications, such as pies, ice creams, smoothies, and desserts.

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