Canistel 'Trompo' (Pouteria campechiana)

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Canistel, also known as Eggfruit, Yellow Sapote or Tiesa, is a unique tropical fruit tree related to Mamey Sapote.  The fruit has a really exciting flavor, tasting like maple syrup coated sweet potatoes! The texture is dense and soft: simultaneously smooth, dry, creamy, and flaky. Canistel fruit trees are easy to maintain with regular pruning.

The Trompo Canistel variety is known for being a heavy producer of large, moist fruit with an amazing flavor. It fruits from September to October and again from February to May.

Our Canistel fruit trees are grafted.

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How to Grow Canistel

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: December - March (sub-tropics) but varies slightly based on variety. Some cultivars even fruit year-round!

Mature Size: 20-25 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Well-draining sandy soil.

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Self-Fertile: Yes

Zone Hardiness: Outdoors 9+ protected; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

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