Mamey sapote growing 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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Requirements for 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
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Cuban May beetle
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:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
Fruit harvest season:
Most of the year
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Mamey sapote fruits?
Eaten raw, cakes, ice-cream, baking
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Two years from flower to fruits