|POUTERIA CAMPECHIANA - Canistel, Eggfruit, Lucuma, Nervosa, Yiessas |
This small-to-medium evergreen tree from Central and Northern South America makes a good landscape tree but it cannot stand frost. The fruit is variable in size and shape, with a thin yellow to orange skin covering a dry to moist pulp,sweet, musky, rich and generally either loved or despised. Eaten fresh or cooked in place of yam, it is picked when mature and allowed to set until soft and ripe. Propagated by seed or grafting.