Canistel

Pouteria campechina

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  • Flower name
    Canistel
  • Scientific name
    Pouteria campechina
  • Aliasエッグフルーツ, Egg fruit, クダモノタマゴ, 果物卵, yellow sapote,, Canistel, Pouteria campechina
  • Place of origin
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Subtropical region, Specific area
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July

What is Canistel

Canistel (scientific name: Pouteria campechina) is a tropical American native, and is an evergreen small tree and fruit tree of thefamily Sapotaceae. The leaves are oblong and elongated. The flower color is pale green, and 2 to 5 flowers are crowded and made to bloom. Fruit of about 10 cm in length will be from January to June after flowering. The shape of the fruit is spherical or oval and has a pointed tip. The fruits ripen and turn bright orange or yellow. Mainly, it is eaten raw and used for processed products such as pies and jams. When it's tender, it's about to eat, but the taste and texture are Pumpkin . Low in water, high in calories, high in minerals and vitamins. Because the shape of the fruit is similar to egg yolk, it is also called egg fruit (Egg fruit) or duo-monotamago (fruit egg).


  • Eye
    Ericales
  • Family
    Sapotaceae
  • Genus
    Pouteria
  • Species
    P. campechina
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Corymbose inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    Inverted ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsGreen
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height500.0 ~ 800.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.7 ~ 1.2 cm

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