FRUIT TREE: Star Apple (Caimito) - Sold per plant - ISLANDWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE

By Nature Touch Farms From Jamaica

Price $2,000.00 $2,200.00
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Star Apples (Caimitos) are widely distributed throughout Central America and the Caribbean. The trees also grow well here in Jamaica. They do not like cold weather and young trees are easily killed at temperatures in the low 30's. Always plant your tree in full sun for best growth and fruit production. 

Temperatures in the low 40's accompanied by wind cause wind chill and this will often defoliate trees. Mature trees, however, have survived temperatures as low as 29 degrees. 

We recommend you grow your tree in a container until it reaches a height of about 8 feet before planting. This makes it easier to protect the tree while it matures.

Star Apple (Caimito) trees require a well drained soil and they grow well in a variety of soil types. Trees are very attractive with rich green and golden colored leaves. Leaves are golden underneath and green on the top. The trees produce round or pear shaped purple or green skinned fruit. Purple skinned fruit are red to purple fleshed. Green skinned Star Apple (Caimito) fruit is white fleshed inside. Star Apple (Caimito) fruits are sweet and delicious. When the fruits are cut in half they resemble a star. 

Star Apples (Caimitos) are in season from late winter or early spring to early summer. They do not fall when ripe but must be hand-picked by clipping the stem. Be sure the fruit is ripe before harvesting. Unripe fruits will be gummy and inedible. A fully ripe Star Apple (Caimito) fruit will have dull skin and slightly wrinkled. The fruit will be a little soft to the touch. 

Okay are you ready to eat? Wait don't bite into that fruit! Be sure to slice the fruit in half and eat the inside. When you slice into the fruit do not allow any of the bitter latex of the skin to contact the edible flesh. Remember,the skin, seeds and rind are not edible. Star Apples (Caimitos) are best eaten chilled. They are delicious all by themselves and you can enjoy a special treat when you prepare a fruit cocktail by adding mango and pineapple. Oh my! YUMMY!!

Some nurseries grow many fruit trees under shade cloth. This is a common practice in the trade. Be sure to ask and if so, slowly acclimate the tree to more and more light before planting. This will avoid the possibility that the trees leaves will sunburn. Sun burnt leaves won't kill the tree but your tree may not look to good for a while. Be sure to water lightly if major leaf loss occurs. 

We do take every possible care to grow healthy plants and send these out in the variety as labeled.
We are very careful with packing and handling our plants, however it is the responsibility of the purchaser to promptly unpack, plant and care for the plants appropriately once they arrive.

Please read cultivation notes for each variety carefully, as Nature Touch Farms will not be held accountable for the care of plants once they leave our premises.

Images are for reference purposes only. Actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

We will dispatch your plant order as soon as possible.
Please note the plants are individually wrapped, prepped and packaged to ensure safety in transit and this takes time.
During busy periods, plant orders can take up to 7 days to process, so please notify us of any dates we need to take into account when sending your plants.

Shipping Destination Single Item Additional Items
Jamaica $800.00 + $300.00

Store Delivery Information


All orders are delivered islandwide via Knutsford Express - which is our regular islandwide courier service. Pick up is done at Knutsford Express locations nearest & most convenient for you.

We also use GoCool or Doorway Express which are our optional islandwide door to door delivery service providers (at an extra cost), or or you can choose to do onsite
pick up by appointment at our farm or plant nursery. Other delivery arrangements can be made for an additional fee.

Orders are normally processed & dispatched for delivery on Fridays, once the order has been made on or before Thursday 12 midday and payment has been cleared.

For GoCool Courier delivery pick ups are made from our location on Fridays and delivery done islandwide on Saturdays within the Kingston, Ocho Rios & Montego Bay areas. Other areas within the island, deliveries will be done on Mondays .

For Doorway Express delivery pick up are made from our location on Thursdays, and delivery done islandwide on Fridays within the Corporate Areas, Kingston, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Spanish Town, May Pen & Mandeville on Fridays. Other areas within the island, deliveries will be done on Saturdays.

For each order a Tracking Number is provided to facilitate tracking of your delivery.

Orders can be collected between the hours of 10 am to 5 pm at the nearest Knutsford Express location or at our onsite location.

We ship our trees using carton boxes. Our trees typically ship via courier service island wide for free via Knutsford Express, other delivery options are at an additional cost. Depending on your destination, it can take 2-7 days for your tree to arrive as we
usually prep the fruit tree before shipping to prevent plant shock during the delivery process. 99% of the time, the trees arrive alive to their final destination. Our trees are shipped in a
grow bag with soil.

Returns Policy


We do our very best to ensure that everything is perfect with your order and that you are 100% satisfied.

However, we know that sometimes even with our best efforts things can still go wrong.

Therefore, for every order purchased (fruits, vegetables, spices & seasonings) an additional 10% is provided FREE OF COST to replace any faults/damages/spoilage. 

If you receive your order in an unsatisfactory condition, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our email address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876-532--9441. Please do this within 24 hours of receiving your package.

We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within 5 working days.

Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the package back to us at our expense.


Our warranty only covers the fruit tree and other plants arriving alive and in fair condition. If you receive your fruit tree and/or plant in a condition in which the tree or plant may not survive, please take a few pictures and submit them via email to our address: [email protected] or WhatsApp the pictures to 1-876-532-9441. Please do this within 48 hours of receiving your tree or plant. We will review your email or WhatsApp message & pictures and get back to you within a few days. Remember to keep the box in case we ask you to ship the plant back to us at our expense. Our warranty does not apply once you have planted the tree or plant on the ground, pot and/or any other container.

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Nature Touch Farms

Nature Touch Farm has been in existence since 2004 and has grown from just being a farm which produces exotic watermelons, melons, lettuces, cabbages, plantains and numerous fruit trees.

We have expanded with the addition of our Plant Nurseries boasting a collection of close to 50 varieties of fruit trees.

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