Egg Fruit - Bruce Canistel

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Egg Fruit - Bruce Canistel, known as Pouteria campechiana, is a tropical evergreen tree celebrated for its unique fruit. The 'Bruce' cultivar is a specific variety of Canistel. The tree, native to Central America, grows to a moderate height and boasts elongated, egg-shaped fruits with smooth, yellow-orange skin. The interior flesh of the Bruce Canistel is firm, smooth, and has a texture similar to that of a boiled egg yolk, hence its name. The fruit has a sweet, custard-like flavor with hints of sweet potato and pear. The 'Bruce' cultivar is particularly favored for its improved taste and quality. The Egg Fruit tree is well-suited to warm climates, and its distinctive fruit makes it a sought-after addition to tropical gardens and orchards.

Botanical Name  

Pouteria campechiana

Also Known As  

Eggfruit | Yellow Sapote | Tiesa | lamut kahamen | Siguapa |  zapotillo | 蛋黃果 | cây trứng gà


USDA Zone  
Light Needs  
Watering Needs  
Life Cycle  
Avg. Mature Size  
Growth Rate  
Bloom Time  
Flower Color  
Harvest Season  
Years to Bear  

9 - 11
Partial - Full Sun
15' Tall and 15' Wide
Yellow /White
2 -3 Years


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