Fruit Information for Canistel


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Canistel Plant Canistel Leaf Young Canistel Fruit Mature Canistel Fruit
Common Name: Canistel Scientific Name: Pouteria campechiana
Other Names: Egg Fruit, Yellow Sapote
PH Range: 5.5 to 7.5 Salt Tolerance: Fairly good
Cold Tolerance: Damaged at 32 F, Killed at 26 F Soil Type: Sandy or Shallow limestone soil
Size: up to 25 feet high Varieties: Fairchild1, 9681, Hume
Comments: Some Floridians enjoy the fruit with salt, pepper and lime or lemon juice or mayonnaise, either fresh or after light baking. The pureed flesh may be used in custards or added to ice cream mix just before freezing. A rich milkshake, or "eggfruit nog", is made by combining ripe canistel pulp, milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg or other seasoning in an electric blender.

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