Canistel 'Bruce' (Pouteria campechiana)
Canistel (aka Eggfruit, Yellow Sapote or Tiesa) fruit has an amazing flavor, tasting like maple syrup coated sweet potatoes! The texture is dense and soft: simultaneously smooth, dry, creamy, and flaky. Canistel is a large tropical fruit tree that can even be dwarfed with the right amount of commitment and will grow well in a container as long as you provide enough space for root growth.
Grafted and Ready to Produce!
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree
Winter, Spring, Year-round
Typically December - March (sub-tropics) but varies slightly based on variety. Some cultivars even fruit year-round! Canistel fruit should be harvested when it turns yellow-orange. Allowing fruit 3 to 10 days to ripen at room temperature (76–82°F; 24–28°C). Ripe fruit is soft but not mushy.
Will grow well in a container as long as you provide enough space for root growth. .
Soil & Moisture:
Well-draining, sandy, soil rich in organic matter. Likes consistent watering especially during flower and fruiting but is completely intolerant of flooding.
Full Sun (highest production), Part Shade
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+.
If taking on the task of growing this tropical fruit tree in colder climates, can be dwarfed with the right amount of commitment and can be overwintered indoors. During the coldest winter in the last ten years, the Canistel's planted in our food forest survived severe damage at 24 degrees, growing back from the base and are back to fruiting!
Large Pot Size: Grafted and capable of producing fruit within 2-3 years.
X-Large Pot Size: Grafted and capable of producing fruit within 1-2 years.See More:
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