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Egg Fruit Plants (Pouteria Campechiana)

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Plant Type

Common Names: Canistel, Amarillo, Yellow Sapote, Sapote Borracho, Zapote

Botanical Name: Pouteria Campechiana

General Information:

Egg Fruits are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Southern Mexico and Central America, including Guatemala, El Salvador, and Belize.

They are medium-sized fruits with an oblong to bulbous, curved shape, sometimes tapering to a point on the non-stem end.

The skin is smooth, thin, easily punctured, glossy, and waxy, ripening from green to a golden yellow-orange hue.

The flesh is dry, bright yellow to orange, creamy, and thick with a smooth, crumbly texture reminiscent of a hard-boiled egg yolk.

The flesh contains 1 to 4 hard, black-brown seeds and emits a pronounced musky, squash-like aroma.

Egg fruits have a neutral, sweet flavor with subtle notes of sweet potato, pumpkin, mango, and other tropical fruits.

The name "Egg fruit" is derived from the fruit's similarity in consistency to a hard-boiled egg yolk.

Nutritional Content:

Egg fruits are an excellent source of beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body, boosting the immune system and protecting against vision loss.

They are a good source of calcium and phosphorus, which strengthen bones and teeth, and they contain iron for hemoglobin production.

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-6 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Planting and Care

Grows best in tropical and warm subtropical climates, moderately cold and flood tolerant, may survive several days of excessively wet or flooded soil conditions

Special Feature

Rich in niacin and carotene (provitamin A) and have a fair level of ascorbic acid. Helps in lowering cholesterol level, clean kidneys and liver, good for skin health, improve sleep duration, contain antibacterial and antiviral properties, good for the liver, boosts immune system, helps in weight loss, improves cardiovascular health, improves bone density, improves digestive health, prevents various types of infection and detoxifies the body.


Can be eaten fresh, and has the texture of a hard-boiled egg yolk. Ripe fruit can be made into jam, marmalade, pancakes, flour shakes, and pureed, it is sometimes added to custards or used in making ice cream. The wood of the tree is used in construction as planks or rafters. In its native range, it has been a source of latex used to adulterate chicle.