Canistel is a relatively rare fruit originating from Central America.
The fruits have an orange or yellow color. The sweet flesh resembles the yolk of a boiled egg. For this reason the fruit is sometimes called “egg-fruit”.
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Basic information and facts
Canistel grows in central and south america, but is now also found in south-east asia.
Evergreen or deciduous:
Canistel is an evergreen tree
Fruits are usually 7-10 cm long, with a greenish color that changes to orange or yellow when ripe. They are round or oval and slightly pointed. Inside the fruit is a sweet flesh which looks like the yolk of boiled eggs.
Climate and weather:
Canistel requires a tropical or subtropical climate.
Canistel trees are usually up to 8 or 10 meter tall, but sometimes can be much higher.
Spacing (close range)
Spacing (wide range)
Canistel can be grown from seed. To reproduce a good variety grafting is recommended.
Hand picking of the fruits when they are mature but still firm.
Remove the skin and seeds and eat the flesh fresh as a snack.