Starting a Star Apple from Seed

How do I grow a Star Apple (Caimito) from the seed?


Should I put the seed between wet paper towels or just put in a pot and water it?

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The large, black, edible seeds of Chrysophyllum cainito, commonly called the Star Apple, will germinate easily as long as they are not too old. They should not be saved for more than a few months.

Plant them directly into soil without sprouting them first. Seedling trees will bear fruit in 5-10 years.

Mature Chrysophyllum cainito trees can also be propagated by air layering or by rooting tip cuttings. Cuttings root easily and will bear fruit much more quickly than seedlings.

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