Mamey sapote grow and care – tree of the genus Pouteria and also known as Pouteria sapota, Mamey sapote perennial evergreen to semi-deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in tropic mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves obovate green shiny, small white flowers growing next to the branches.

Mamey sapote fruits

Fruit shape elliptic the peel is brown and hairy, the color of the fruit is red-pink.

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How to grow Mamey sapote growing and care:

Frost free, well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, vegetative or graft shorten the period of waiting years for bearing fruits (very hard to graft)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Slow growing tree

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Cuban May beetle

Pruning season:
When there is not flower or fruit on the branches

How to prune:
More for design

Size of the plant?
10-40m, 30-120 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year

General information about the flower
White small flowers

Thinning the bloom:
Can be cause by the wind

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Most of the year

Fruits pests or diseases:
Bats, birds

What can be done with big quantities of Mamey sapote fruits?
Eaten raw, cakes, ice-cream, baking

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-20 years

Ripening of fruit
Two years from flower to fruits

Scientific name:

Pouteria sapota


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13