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Panama Candle Fruit The Panama Candle Tree, (parmenthiera cereifera), grows18 inch fruits that are long and skinny, like candles. The fruits grow of their tree trunks and limbs. The tree produces 3 inch white flowers. The leaves of the tree are small, spineless leaflets that are oval and approximately 2 inches long. Originally from Mexico, they are grown all over Central and South America. The candle fruit is a low quality fruit. It tastes like sugar cane. Some species
STAR APPLE The Star Apple (chrysophyllum cainito), is a member of the family sapotaceae. Sometimes it is referred to as caimito, or the fruit of the Golden Leaf tree. The star apple originates from Central America. It grows today in areas such as the Caribbean, South and Central America. It prefers warm weather. The star apple comes into season in late winter, or early summer. The star apple is a round or oval fruit, 2 to 4 inches in diameter with either red purple, dark