Star Apple

Our beautiful big star apple trees are heavy in fruit at the moment, so we’ve decided to celebrate them and make them our fruit of the fortnight!  At Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm we grow 2 varieties the purple and green. Both varieties start life green, then the purple variety turns deep purple when ripe, whilst green star apples keep a light golden/green skin. The taste is delicious! It has a sweet, soft flesh which has a slight floral flavour, cut through the middle the seeds are in the shape of a star. However beware of the latex that lurks under the skin, it's super sticky and a bit bitter (best to eat it with a spoon!) The star apple's scientific name is Chrysophyllum Cainito which is a tropical tree of the Sapotaceae family, native to the West Indies. It is now grown throughout the tropics, including Southeast Asia and Australia. The tree is fast growing and can grow to 20 meters in height with a large canopy, perfect for shading under on a hot sunny rainforest day ;-)

Clare@capetribexoticfruitfarm

Clare@capetribexoticfruitfarm