CANISTEL RARE Fruit Tree Saludo Yellow Sapote Pouteria campechiana LIVE SEEDLING
Sapote, Egg Fruit
Native to Southern Mexico, Belize,
Guatemala and El Salvador.
You are bidding on * live
seedlings with vigorous root systems * inches tall with * leaves born and grown in Hawaii.
Cultivated in Florida, Central
America and throughout the West Indies, Brazil, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Pouteria campechiana, is a member of the Sapotaceae (mamey sapote family).
The Canistel (Pouteria
campechiana) is an evergreen tree that grows up to 35 feet high. Related to the Abiu, Pouteria
caimito, Canistel is a very prolific bearing fruit tree with glowing yellow,
waxy skinned fruit with a pulp that has the consistency of a hard-boiled egg yolk.
are bright orange and oblong to almost round, but usually most have a point at one end.
Size can vary from two and a half to as much as five inches in diameter, approximately the
size of a peach. The thin skin changes from green to orange / yellow when with deep yellow
mealy flesh. The flavor is very fragrant and sweet.
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Please note that this
large cultivar is not the same as other lesser Canistel
seedlings offered on eBay.
Sapote, Egg Fruit
Foliage damaged at 32° F (0° C), serious damage at
26° F (-3° C) Primarily tropical.
Grows quite well in Florida
and is frost tolerant. Grows outdoors in Southern California,
but fruit production is low.
protected areas since they are cold-sensitive, particularly when
small, and should be protected from frost or freeze. Large trees
will suffer severe damage at about 28°F. Trees grow quickly,
often three to four feet a year, and prefer slightly acid soils
for best growth.
On highly alkaline soils, micronutrient
deficiencies may occur which may require treatment with
nutritional sprays. Salt tolerance is fair to good with this
tree, but it should be protected from really exposed areas close
to salt water.
Canistel is a must in any subtropical
orchard due to it's relatively good cold tolerance and drought
tolerance once established.
Once established is prolific in even
the shallowest of soils.
Saludo is a
variety with large round fruits with moist delicious flesh. The spectacular orange
yellow fruit has a rich, sweet flavored pulp tasting similar to a sweet potato or
chestnut. Canistel flesh is sweet, with a texture often compared to that of a cooked
egg yolk, hence its colloquial name of "Egg Fruit." The plant's name in the
Vietnamese language is cây trang gà (chicken egg plant) because of the
appearance of the fruit. The absolutely delicious fruit varies in shape and size
from mostly round and to long stemmed with a tapered point at the apex.
Highly favored in the tropics, the Canistel is rarely grown in the United States. Fruits
are large pointed and ovaloid in size and shape. The highly nutritious fruits are eaten
fresh or used in custards, pies, breads, ice creams and other desserts. The fruit is
delicious eaten fresh out of hand with a little salt and lemon juice added. Canistel
fruits are often added to sweet custards or made into delicious eggnog like milk
shakes. Flesh is eaten fresh out of hand and also used for pies, milk shakes and ice
cream. The color of the flesh is similar to an egg yolk which gives it one of its common
names, Egg Fruit.
Pouteria campechiana trees seem to have a good wind tolerance and are very adaptable
to various soils and climates. Tolerant of a wide variety of soils, and can grow in
poor soil. Grow in part-shade or full sun. Water regularly. Very hardy and will grow in
most subtropical regions.
Description: A mid-sized tree, usually
20-40ft, but up to 100ft. Leaves are slender, glossy, and sharply tapered at the base. It
features attractive velvet like branches and large evergreen leaves. Branches contain a
gummy latex. Seedling trees produce in 3-6 years, grafted or air layered trees a year or
two earlier. Fruiting generally occurs during the winter months and on into spring. Small
greenish-white flowers in small clusters are produced from late spring through early fall
and the fruits mature primarily September through March.
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cloves or nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup mashed canistel
2 cups cream
1tsp lime juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 unbaked deep-dish pie shell
Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix sugar, salt and spices in small dish. Beat eggs in large bowl.
Stir in canistel and sugar mixture. Gradually stir in cream and vanilla. Pour into pie
shell. Bake 15 minutes in preheated oven; turn temperature down to 300°F and bake about
30 minutes more or until firm.
Serve with whipped cream.
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