Purple Star Apple Fruit Plant (Chrysophyllum Cainito)
Star Apple Fruit/Chrysophyllum Cainito is a tropical tree bearing edible fruits. Star Apples are round and approximately two to four inches in diameter at maturity. Its skin is smooth, leathery and depending on variety either purple to red or yellow to green in color. Purple Star Apple has a aromatic and has tropical sweet flavor with nuances of apple, lychee and persimmon.Fruit comes to Purple colour when ripe. The inner rind of the purple variety is dark purple and the size of the fruit is bigger than Green star apple
Star Apple fruit pulp contains a fair amount of Calcium, and Phosphorous and is rich in phytochemicals ALA antioxidants, which help to prevent certain cancers and support a healthy immune system and also it has been used to treat sore throats and reduce the inflammation associated with pneumonia and laryngitis. When ground the seeds can be used as a tonic and diuretic.
Botanical Name: Chrysophyllum Cainito
Bloom Time/Fruiting: 3-5 Years
Maintenance Required: Moderate