Canistel 'Arue' (Pouteria campechiana)
Canistel 'Arue' (Pouteria campechiana)

Canistel 'Arue' (Pouteria campechiana)

Regular price $59.95

Live Arue Canistel Eggfruit Fruit Tree
Grafted and Ready to Produce!
Ships in 3 Gallon Nursery Pot

Canistel, also known as Eggfruit, Yellow Sapote or Tiesa, is a tropical evergreen tree commonly found in Southern Mexico, Central America, and parts of Southeast Asia. In the wild it can generally be found in wetland forests in areas of low elevation. It's a fast growing plant, that prefers well drained soil and good amounts of sunlight. 

The fruit has an amazing flavor, tasting like maple syrup coated sweet potatoes! The texture is simultaneously smooth, dry, creamy, and flaky. It is a large tropical evergreen tree that can even be dwarfed with the right amount of commitment. It has small fragrant flowers.

Canistel should be harvested when fruit turn 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. Overwinter indoors once temperatures reach freezing.

Medicinally the plant can be used for treating skin issues, using fresh leaves, flowers, or fruit to make a poultice or extract. Economically, it can be used as a source of latex. 

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Summer

Size: Mature height 20 to 25 ft

Soil & Moisture: Well-draining sandy soil. Canistel does not like to have wet feet and too much moisture will cause root rot.

Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11 with frost protection.  Our  trees had severe damage at 24 degrees, but grew back from the base.

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.