Quararibea cordata growing tree of the genus Quararibea also known as Sapote or Chupa-Chupa fruit, Quararibea cordata perennial evergreen or semi-deciduous plant, the fruit edible and also used as shade tree ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 11+.
Leaves color green, the leaves shape its heart shape, the leaves size 10-25 cm.
Flower color white or pink, the flowers small and grow on the trunk or branches.
Quararibea cordata fruits
Fruit color is orange the peel in brown color there is 2-5 seeds, the fruit is fibrous and some cultivars (there isn’t something official) easy to take from the seeds and some need to suck it from the seeds this in Spanish mean “chupa”.
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Requirements for Quararibea cordata growing and care:
Moist, warm weather, more than 5C
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
When young very sensitive
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Just for desgin
Size of the plant?
10-45 m, 30-150 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water / Big 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:
Autumn / Winter
General information about the flower
Small flower grow on the trunk or branches, the flower color white or pink
Pollination is done by:
Uses of Quararibea cordata flower:
Eat raw, jams
Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Quararibea cordata fruits?
Eat raw, jams, juicy (very hard to do)
Work requirements on the fruit:
Harvest from the tree
How long does it take to bear fruit?