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Caimito Fruit Plant (Diospyros sp)

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Caimito (Diospyros sp) - Star Apple

Botanical Name: Diospyros sp.

Common Names: Star Apple, Achras cainito, Cainito, Caimito.

General Information:

Family Name: Sapotaceae.

Native: Native to the Isthmus of Panama.

Fruit Appearance: Orange to yellow fruits.

Taste: Sweet-tasting arilo.

Resemblance: Reminds of Chrysophyllum.

Health Benefits:

Heart Health: Contains antioxidants, low sodium, and high potassium.

Blood Pressure: Healthy snack for people with high blood pressure.

Anti-Inflammatory: Properties that can help prevent heart disease and stroke.

Domestication: Domesticated in the Isthmus of Panama.

Spread: Greater Antilles, West Indies, and now grown throughout the tropics, including Southeast Asia.

Height: Rapid growth, reaching up to 20 meters.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3 to 4 Years.

Maintenance Required: Moderate.

Note: Caimito, also known as Star Apple, belongs to the Sapotaceae family. The tree is native, and wild, and has various species in Colombia's flora. The fruit is recognized for its sweet taste and is associated with improved heart health, thanks to its antioxidant and potassium-rich nature.