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Buy Golden Leaf Tree - Chrysophyllum cainito, Roxburghii, Achras caimito - Star Apple, Cainito, Abiaba, Pomme De Lait, Estrella, Sterappel

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Common name:

               Star Apple, Golden Leaf Tree, Cainito, Achras Caimito, Abiaba, Pomme De Lait, Estrella, Sterappel

Regional name: Marathi - Tarsiphala

Category:  Trees, Fruit Plants

Family:  Sapotaceae or Chikoo family


  • Chrysophyllum cainito, also known as the Star Apple or Cainito, is an evergreen tropical tree native to the West Indies, Central America, and northern South America. The tree is known for its sweet, delicious fruit and its attractive foliage.


  1. Site Selection: Choose a location with well-draining soil and full sunlight. The tree thrives in tropical and subtropical climates and is not frost-tolerant.
  2. Planting Time: Plant during the rainy season, when the soil is moist and temperatures are warm.
  3. Spacing: Space trees 25-30 feet apart to allow for proper growth and air circulation.


  1. Soil: Chrysophyllum cainito prefers well-draining, loamy soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  2. Water: Water the tree consistently during the growing season, keeping the soil evenly moist. Reduce watering during the dormant season.
  3. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer every 3-4 months to encourage healthy growth.


  1. Pruning: Prune the tree regularly to maintain its shape and to remove dead or diseased branches.
  2. Pest and Disease Control: Inspect the tree for pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects, and treat with organic pesticides if needed. Monitor for fungal diseases and apply fungicides as necessary.


  1. Nutritional Value: The Star Apple fruit is rich in vitamins (A, C, and E), minerals (calcium, iron, and potassium), and dietary fiber.
  2. Medicinal Uses: The leaves, bark, and fruit of the Chrysophyllum cainito tree have been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including diabetes, hypertension, and inflammation.
  3. Ornamental Value: The tree's attractive foliage and fragrant flowers make it an appealing addition to gardens and landscapes.