Description/Taste Star Apples are round and approximately two to four inches in diameter at maturity. Viet Doan (author) from Big Island, Hawaii on July 22, 2018: I have a friend who lives in India told me that star apple smoothie is very popular in India! You will find star apples for sale at many farmers' markets in Hawaii. Is your market carrying green dragon I am quite envious of you having a tree in your frontyard! It is a tall fruit tree, up to 50-60 feet, and easily recognized by its unique foliage: the leaves are dark glossy green on top and golden brown on the underside. The author lives in a quiet seaside community in lower Puna on the Big Island. I seem to recall seeing this fruit when we visited Hawaii many years ago. Specialty Produce App and let others know about unique flavors that I will have to keep my eyes open for it in the stores. Viet Doan (author) from Big Island, Hawaii on July 22, 2012: Thank you sgbrown, bdegiulio, and Movie Master. I bet you, it will be heavenly. It is native to the Greater Antilles and the West Indies. Star apple is known to be a prolific fruit bearer; a single tree can produce hundreds of fruit in one season (March to June). Answer: No, you cannot order this fruit from Hawaii. He often climbs on the ladder - or sometime leans precariously out the third floor’s bedroom window - to pick the fruits! Produce Sharing allows you to share your produce discoveries with All photos were taken with a Samsung Digimax 301 3.2MP Digital Camera. If not harvested, the fruits will remain on the tree and eventually dry up into hard little black balls. That’s why this fruit also well known as milk fruit in some countries. It is already sweet and it is good to taste the fruit. this world? Between its ease of storage and delicately balanced taste, JUICI is truly the perfect apple! Come visit Hawaii soon. Answer: The peak season is February-April. The thick skin is one of the characteristics of this fruit which We stopped to admire the 30ft lush tree and noticed flowers and small fruit. your neighbors and the world! Voted up and interesting. I’m fairly ignorant about the different qualities of the different breeds of apples. When will be the season for this fruit in Hawaii? Question: It is August here in CA and the other day while driving in "Cambodiatown" Long Beach my wife and I saw a "camito" or milkfruit tree . The Vietnamese call star apple qua vu sua (breast milk fruit) and French Polynesians name it pomme de lait (milk apple) because of the abundance of a rich, creamy juice oozing from the pulp. Viet Doan (author) from Big Island, Hawaii on September 12, 2018: Thank you Trang Hua for your comments. My email is byronreid6@ g am looking for this fruit camitoor star apple fruit ,I living in the U.K. And never seen it in this please email me and let me know if I could by buy the fruit from you. Weight/size: Size varies from 4 to 8cm in diameter. Grafted trees from a local nursery or air-layered cuttings are better options, as they may bear fruits 1-2 years after planting in the ground. Star apple gets its name from the interesting “starburst” core pattern that can be seen when the fruit is cut in half. When unripe, the fruits are bright green in color, when ripe they become slightly purple and soft to the touch. I love this fruit so much and have had them for almost 30 years. Filet Steak (8oz) 2pk Certified Sterling No Hook, Flat Iron Steak (8oz) 2pk Certified Sterling, Heirloom Cherry Mixed - JK Thille Ranches, Dairy Yogurt Whole Milk Vanilla Organic Straus, Groc Container Lids Deli Clear (Polypropylene), Copyright © 1996-2020, Specialty Produce, All Rights Reserved | 1929 Hancock St., Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92110 | 800.221.9730 |. So glad you enjoyed the article and I hope you'll get to taste this wonderful fruit in the near future. I haven't tried it yet, may be next time when my tree is fruiting. Really interesting. He's an avid gardener, traveler, and photographer. After extensive research and development, the incredible JUICI™ apple was created. We're proud to be the exclusive grower of this delicious modern apple variety. Star apple is best enjoyed when it has been chilled in the refrigerator. So glad the article brought back memory of star apples for you! It has spread to the lowlands of Central America and is now grown throughout the tropics, including Southeast Asia. If you visit Hawaii in May-June, you will see them for sale at many farmers markets around the islands. As with the mountain apple or abiu, star apple is rarely seen for sale at supermarkets in Hawaii. I've visited a starfruit plantation in Costa Rica and have eaten them dozens of times in my life apart from that. Its skin is smooth, leathery and depending on variety either purple to red or yellow to green in color. The star apple is an exotic fruit with a tough, inedible skin that ranges in color from green to purple, depending on the stage of ripeness.
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