04/01/02

The focus of this month is the Chrysophyllum cainito.  It has many common names but is usually called 'Caimito'.  This fruit resembles a plum's exterior, with smooth rubbery textured skin (nonedible). The Caimito's edible interior is a slimy, mucus-like texture and contains 4 black seeds.  This strange but delicious tropical fruit is currently bearing fruits and is one that should not be missed.     


Chrysophyllum cainito, 

'Hatian' star apple

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Chrysophyllum cainito,

'Hatian' star apple

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
 

Chrysophyllum cainito, 

'Hatian' star apple

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 

Chrysophyllum cainito,

Caimito 'blanco star'

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Chrysophyllum cainito,

Caimito 'blanco star'

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 

'Blanco' and 'Hatian' Camito

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