How to grow Canistel

Canistel grow and care – tree of the genus Pouteria also known as Pouteria campechiana, Canistel perennial evergreen plant use for the edible fruits but also as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Flower color is green size of 0.5-1 cm.

Canistel fruits

Fruit yellow or orange sometimes with dots on the rind, fruit not juicy the structure powdery remind Batata or Lucuma, the taste is sweet, the shape oval or egg shape sometime with sharp in the bottom.

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How to grow Canistel growing and care:

More than -2C,

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some trees not bearing fruit without graft

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
weak and dead branches without flowers or fruits

Size of the plant?
3-7 m, 10-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small green flowers in bell shape

Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes all the flowering thinning without reason

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Canistel fruits?
Eat raw, ice-cream, cooked, milk-shake

Work requirements on the fruit:
in some cultivars if someone touch the fruit the fruit will fall

How long does it take to bear fruit?
4-6 years

Ripening of fruit:
Can be picked before fully ripen

Scientific name:

Pouteria campechiana

How to grow Canistel

Growing Canistel tree

Growing Canistel fruits


Canistel fruit

Canistel plant

Canistel tree


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13