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Star apples come from Central America and the Caribbean

Star apples can be purple or green

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Latin Name: Chrysophyllum cainito

Other Names: Goldenleaf tree, caimito

Type: Tree

Native to: Carribean and Central America

Fruit: There are two varieties of star apple. Both are 2-in" long. One has purple skin and pulp. The other has green skin and white pulp.

Size: The tree grows 25-100' tall.

Hardiness: The star apple is quite tropical and only grows well in southern Florida and on the Florida Keys, and Hawaii

Propagation: Seeds, grafting, budding

Uses: Star apples are eaten fresh or used in drinks, salads and desserts.
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