One Canistel - Egg Fruit Tree - Shipping Included!
Quality fruit trees, medicinal and edible plants. These starter plants come to you in larger nursery pots. You get a 3.5 x 5 inch pot instead of a tiny 1.5 x 1.5 potted plant. More plant for your money!
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This order includes USPS Priority Shipping for one plant as described (2 day average delivery).
The Plants I ship you vary in size from 10 -12 inches on average. Ready to transplant to a 3 gal container.
Canistel, (Pouteria campechiana), also called yellow sapote, or eggfruit, small tree of the sapodilla family (Sapotaceae), grown for its edible fruits. Canistel is native to Cental America and northern South America and cultivated in other tropical regions. The canistel bears an outstanding fruit, showy, flavorful, nutritious, and useful. Yet the species is rarely seen outside tropical fruit collections. The tree is attractive and requires little maintenance. It comes into production over the winter when few other fruits are available.
Canistel is delicious when mixed with milk products, making it perfect for milk shakes, ice creams and natural smoothies. The fruit can be eaten fresh of course, but you must wait for the fruit to fully ripen to a soft texture and peel away the thin yellow skin.
Origin: Southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador
Southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador 1
Fruit; landscape specimen
20-25 ft (6.1–7.6 m); capable of being a large tree to 50+ ft (15 m)
Evergreen small tree; open-growing tree; upright
Branches, if cut, have a clear, milky sap which is an easy way of identification of this tree
Prune to contain size for ease of harvest
Whorled at the ends of branches; obovate-elliptic; light to dark green; 2-10 in. (5-25 cm)
Small greenish-white flowers in small clusters; flowers on new growth
Varieable in form and size; peel is thin, waxy, smooth; pulp firm, smooth, creamy, sweet; mealy to smooth in texture
Tolerant of most well drained soil types including acid and alkaline soils
Tolerant of long periods of dry soil conditions
Aerosol/Soil salt tolerance
Not salt tolerant and will die with salt water inundation or persistent salt spray
Young trees damaged at 29 °F (-1.6 °C); mature trees at 23 °F (-5 °C)
Superior wind resistance
25-30 ft (6.7–7.6 m)
Few problems once they are well-established
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On arrival of your seedling put them in a place with temperatures about (70-80 F) in shade but NOT direct sun for two weeks so they can adjust from shipping. NO direct sunlight at all! NO partial shade - FULL SHADE ONLY! Once again: Sun will burn the seedlings! Allow the plants a week or two to adjust before transplanting or fertilizing. If you plan to plant them in the garden, gradually increase their exposure to sunlight and outdoor conditions!
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