Trinidad & Tobago
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This is the fruit of a medium to evergreen tree, endemic of the Antilles with a wide canopy of big, oval leaves. Its wood is hard, firm, strong and very heavy, so it is widely used to build furniture and light posts. Rounded fruit, with a sparse, sweetish pulp, are yellow-orange with creamy taste, sometimes mushy, with a delightful and delicate flavor.
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Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
malcolm
10 years ago

I have heard about this plant from my elder siblings.Unfortunately I do not know what it taste like.Anyone with a tree out there?

Grenada
Grenada
ROHAN
8 years ago

omg i always wanted to taste this fruit anyone could assist

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
John
8 years ago

Tasted it once when I was a child. Bought a plant from a garden shop in Sangre Grande today

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
8 years ago

I planted a tree some years now waiting for it to bear fruit.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Rennie Charles
8 years ago

First time I saw this tree was yesterday in #1khan street new grant

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Ram
8 years ago

I have a tree it took about five years to bear fruit. If planted in a large container it fruit quicker.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Lynn
8 years ago

Tasted this fruit once as a kid. Have been looking for it since....have asked several people about it , some have not heard of it before. Like to know where to get it.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
8 years ago

Lynn, Plant can be purchased for $1.50 each at the Cumuto Pine Nursery (Forestry Division) in Cumuto.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Lynn
7 years ago

Thank you Brian! Going to get it this week.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Margaret
7 years ago

I bought some in the market it looks ripe but it's hard when I cut it can't eat it how do I know when it can be eaten. ?

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Christopher
7 years ago

Aka chocky apple

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
dan
5 years ago

I LIKE IT SO NICE

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
dan
5 years ago

SO GOOD

Belize
Belize
dan
5 years ago

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Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
loranzo
5 years ago

this fruit is great.... sweet fuh so wen ripe good.... wen it ripe the skin will get yellow ans a little tender.. havent seen this in about 20 years.. no one i kno except for my family knows it.... from arima anywhere close in arima have it?

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Raja Ram
5 years ago

Hi, good day, does anyone has a photo of this fruit, if so can you post

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
annalee
5 years ago

I ate this

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
5 years ago

St Augustine Nurseries in Farm road Curepe got plants for sale @$25each. Also they presently have a display of this fruit for person interested.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Rosta
4 years ago

I bought this fruit in the whole market ,when ripen it's soft to touch and yellow..Nice chalky fruit

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Vikki
4 years ago

Ate itin Longdenville in 1954-1955, from the property just opposite the Government School.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Fazal Mohammed
3 years ago

I think the more popular name of this fruit is Canistel or Egg Fruit. Bought one recently in Debe Farmers Market in South Trinidad.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Rajesh
3 years ago

Plants @$25 at LA reunion, back of arawak

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Robin
3 years ago

I was just looking up Trinidad fruits we ate when growing up in the old days. We called Penny Piece Penny Peas. We had a tree in our yard then and ate the delicious fruit when it was ripe. Mind you, if you try to eat it before it ripened it tasted "cassa". For Trini people that means brackish and "tongue tying". Canistel is related to sapodilla and hardly looks like penny piece.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobby
2 years ago

penny piece can also be made into a jam,marmalade, pan cake,shake and even as custard for ice cream and other desserts.

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Lucinda small
2 years ago

I never had it

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Maureen
2 years ago

1ate this fruit About 60 yrs when I lived on my grandmother estate . I remember the taste , it was yellow when ripe, soft and sweet. OMG I always would ask about the fruit , no one seems to know. Is there another name this.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Sandra
last year

I ate this fruit many years, normally lappe feeds on it. It is called egg fruit

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Willie
9 months ago

Hi just buy 5 for $20 today in Curepe by the bus stop on the side with the pan yard. There are vendors selling fruits. There’s about 25 more