Star apple is native to tropical America, but nowadays grown in many tropical countries.
Fruits of the star apple are eaten fresh. The round fruits are usually 6 or 7 cm in diameter. The color is purple or green and inside is very sweet whitish flesh. If you cut the fruit in halves it looks like a star.
Star apples are beautiful trees. The leaves are evergreen and their underside has a golden color.
Pomme de lait
Basic information and facts
Lowlands of Central America and the West Indies
Evergreen or deciduous:
The underside of the leaves has a golden color.
The round purple skinned fruits have the size of a baseball.
When cut the fruits show a core that looks like a star. The
fruit contains a soft and sweet pulp. Embedded in the pulp are
some flattened hard seeds.
Climate and weather:
Tropical and near tropical climates
10 – 20 meter
Propagated from seed
Proverbs and Quotes
- Li chich kou kayimit (He/she is cheap like a kayimit). This is a Haitian proverb used when talking about somebody who is considered "cheap" or "stingy", because the star apple would rather stay on the tree and dry up rather than falling and be eaten.