Canistel Tips

As I have supplied several seedlings of this tree for the Club's raffle, I therefore presume people may be wanting cultural information.
We planted our Canistel almost immediately after purchasing it from Daleys in 2004, along with another unknown variety I received from work colleague. The first flowers appeared in 2008, and first fruit in 2009. Both trees are in our north facing front garden on a shallow soil over medium clay, in an area which is low on the block, and tends to get very wet when we have heavy rain, often taking several days to drain. I haven't had a strict watering regime, and the last couple of years of sudden rain have caused the fruit to split. The fruit must be eaten (or frozen) immediately they become ripe, as they lose vitality very quickly - 24 hours, the skin become darker and they start to give off a smell of rotting fruit. I have eaten them out of hand, or made a sort of bread or cake (which was provided to the Club's supper table). It is very difficult to tell when fruit will become ripe, the colour is fairly consistent through ripening, and the fruit does not give to the touch until completely (the day it is) ripe. The only apparent pests on our tree are ants which bring scale and aphids to the fruit and fruit bearing branches. I usually try and hose these pests off with some success (not the scale). Our tree is fairly small, my aim is to keep it that way by judicious pruning. There is a very large specimen in the Brisbane Mount Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha to remind me just how big they can get. The following information is a selection taken from (9 Feb 2012) Our tree's growth habit pretty much conforms to this information. The uses section was very welcome. 
The synonym of this species is Lucuma nervosa A. DC.  Ref:  Russell Reinhardt

Difference between Canistel and Ross Sapote  I have some that are the same exact shape as Ross Sapote: flattened, not long and pointed but they are quite a bit larger than the Ross Sapotes so they come in almost all shapes. The real distinguishing feature is not the shape but that Ross Sapote has faint longitudinal stripes and eggfruit doesn't. Striping is more pronounced when fruits are still green. Also the Ross Sapote hangs in clusters on a tree, eggfruit hang individually.     Ref: Oscar Jaitt
If you have any that cluster, can you contact me please so we can spread them around as I thought I was growing a Ross but obviously not.   Sheryl 07 3289 4198