This african star apple, also known as the African Star Apple, “cherry,” agbalumo (Yoruba), udara (Igbo), and otien (Edo), is a popular tropical fruit tree that is native to Nigeria. It is typically associated with the dry season and is commonly found in both urban and rural areas of the southern part of the country. This fruit is known for its chewable, edible skin that can range in color from green to orange depending on the stage of ripeness. The botanical name for this African star apple is Chrysophyllum albidum and it belongs to the Sapotaceae family. It is typically available from December to April. This fruit is highly sought after for its sweet and juicy flesh and is enjoyed by many people in Nigeria.