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Canistel(Pouteria campechiana)

The canistel (Pouteria campechiana) is an evergreen tree native to southern Mexico and Central America. It is cultivated in other countries, such as Brazil, Taiwan, and Vietnam for its fruit.
The canistel grows up to 10 meters (33 ft) high, and produces orange-yellow fruit, also called yellow sapote, up to 7 centimeters (2.8 in) long, which are edible raw. Canistel flesh is sweet, with a texture often compared to that of a cooked egg yolk, hence its colloquial name of "eggfruit." It is closely related to the Mamey sapote and abiu.

A mid-sized tree, usually 20-40ft, but up to 100ft. Leaves are slender, glossy, and sharply tapered at the base. Branches contain a gummy latex. Seedling trees produce in 3-6 years, grafted or air layered trees a year or two earlier. Fruiting generally occurs during the winter months and on into spring.

Growing Environment: Tolerant of a wide variety of soils, and can grow in poor soil. Grow in part-shade or full sun. Water regularly.

Propagation: Propagation is by seeds, grafting and air-layering. Seeds loose viability within a few days and will usually sprout within a few weeks.