Milk Fruit/Chrysophyllum cainito - Exotic Fruit Plants
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MIlk Fruit is a tropical fruit tree from the family same as that of Sapota/Chikoo Fruit i.e, Sapotaceae. Now it is easily growing in throughout the tropical climate, including Southeast Asia. It grows rapidly and reaches up to 20 meters in height. The fruit has numerous common names like Caimito, Tar apple, star apple, purple star apple, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme de lait, estrella, milk fruit and aguay. The leaves are evergreen, alternate, simple oval, the underside shines with a golden color. The tiny flowers are purplish white and have a sweet fragrant smell. The tree is Read More
MIlk Fruit is a tropical fruit tree from the family same as that of Sapota/Chikoo Fruit i.e, Sapotaceae. Now it is easily growing in throughout the tropical climate, including Southeast Asia. It grows rapidly and reaches up to 20 meters in height. The fruit has numerous common names like Caimito, Tar apple, star apple, purple star apple, golden leaf tree, abiaba, pomme de lait, estrella, milk fruit and aguay. The leaves are evergreen, alternate, simple oval, the underside shines with a golden color. The tiny flowers are purplish white and have a sweet fragrant smell. The tree is a hermaphroditic (self-fertile).
The fruit is globose and typically measures from 2 to 3 inches in diameter. When ripe, it usually has purple skin with a faint green area appearing around the calyx. A radiating star pattern is visible in the pulp. Greenish-white and yellow-fruited cultivars are sometimes available. The skin is rich in latex, and both it and the rind are not edible. The flattened seeds are light brown and hard.
The fruits are used as a fresh dessert fruit; it is sweet and often served chilled. The fruit has antioxidant properties. The bark is considered a tonic and stimulant, and a bark decoction is used as an antitussive. The fruit also exists in three colors, dark purple, greenish-brown and yellow. This is Purple color fruit. The purple fruit has a denser skin and texture and a more liquid pulp.
TEMPERATURE - Between 15-35 Degree Celsius, same as that of Sapota.
MAXIMUM HEIGHT - It can reach up to 20-25 meters.
FRUITING TIME - It starts fruiting after 4-6 yrs after planting.
Fertilizer - Organic Fertilizer once in 3 months up to 2 years.
INSIDE THE BOX
|1.||Milk Fruit Plant||1-2 Feet Height|
|2.||Growing Pot (Black color)||6 Inch|
**above specifications are for indicative purpose only, actual dimensions may slightly vary.
INITIAL CARE FOR 10-15 DAYS JUST AFTER RECEIVING YOUR PLANT
- Remove the Packaging Materials carefully.
- Press the soil in the pot & add additional soil(garden mix) if necessary.
- Maintain moisture in the pot, Do not overwater it may kill your plant, so make sure that the soil should be dry between watering.
- Make sure that plants get enough morning direct bright light(2-3hrs) for 10-15 days & do not go for immediate transplanting (minimum 1 month)
- After 1 month you can transplant it into a slightly bigger pot than the present pot or directly in the ground.
- Just prune if any branch of the plant is get damaged in transits. New leaves will come definitely.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Every, fruit plants vary in their fruiting time, depends on location, climate & age of the plants. Generally, Grafted fruit plants starts fruiting within 2 years of planting, where as non-grafted plants take more than 2 years. You can check the fruiting time of each plant in the plant description.
No, Majority of fruit plants are not delivered with fruits. But some grafted fruit plants can be delivered with fruits and flowers mostly Citrus, Guava, Star fruit, Fig, Ber etc. But it is recommended to remove the flowers during early days, so that plants can get more branches and physical strength.
Grafting is a technique where two plants part are combined together so that they can grow together. Most commonly seen in Mango. Air Layering is also a vegetative propagation technique where a plant is produced while it is still attached to its parent's plants. Commonly seen in Guava. Stem cutting is a vegetative propagation technique, where soft, semi-hard, or hardwood stem is cut with 2-3 nodes and used for the multiplication of plants. Commonly seen in flowering & ornamental plants.
Yes, the grafted fruit trees produce fruit earlier, than the non-grafted fruit plants.
These are some of the rare and new fruit plants and it's varities, which are not avialable everywhere in our country.
Remove the plant from its pot. Make sure to not disturb the root ball. Place the plant in a prepared pit(1x1ft) or slightly bigger pot than the current pot. Firm the soil around the plant with your hands. Water well till it drains out from the drainage hole.
In order to maintain the good shape of the plants, proper care should be taken from the beginning like the pruning of unwanted and diseased parts of plants, stalking to young plants, regular maintenance of plants.
In General, a grafted/air layered/hybrid fruit takes 2 years for fruiting, whereas seeded grown plants take 4-5 years of time for fruiting. But it may vary depending on the plant types.
In general if your soil weell drained, fertile and organic in nature, it will produce good quality fruit. Sandy-loamy is the most preferable soil used for fruit plants.
Size and taste of each fruit plants varies depending on the varieties. You can find more details about each fruit plants in terms of size and taste in the description of individual plants.
Initial first 2 years are very important to feed the plants with organic manure and fertilizers regularly. It is recommended to add organic manure or compost to each plant in every 3 months of time intervals. Do not go for Chemical fertilizers it will weaken the plants in future.
Plastic pots with drainage holes preferably work best as they are lighter to move around. Any other container which is light in weight with a drainage hole can also work to grow fruit plants.