How to grow Quararibea cordata

Quararibea cordata grow and care – 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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How to grow 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

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for desgin

Size of the plant?
10-45 m, 30-150 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big 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:
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:
Hummingbird, bees

Uses of Quararibea cordata flower:
Eat raw, jams

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Fruit fly

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?
3-5 years

Scientific name:

Quararibea cordata

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Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13