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?Botanical Journeys Plant Guides
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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