Sapodilla growing tree of the genus Manilkara also known as Manilkara zapota, Sapodilla perennial evergreen to cold weather become deciduous plant, also used as ornamental plant grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+
Flowers color yellow-brown hairy in small bell-shaped, flowers, three sepals and six stamens.
Fruit elliptic, size 5-10 cm, the peel is brown and hairy, the peel can be edible after cleaning, the fruit is also brown, taste is sweet and remind date palm and pear
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Requirements for Sapodilla growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing?
Is it necessary to graft in Sapodilla?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Some tree not bearing fruits
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Weak and weeping branches
Size of the plant?
8-20 m, 24-60 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:
General information about the flower
Small bell-shaped flowers, Brown hairy flowers, three sepals and six stamens
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, ants, birds
What can be done with big quantities of Sapodilla fruits?
Eat raw, juice, ice cream
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Pick before it’s ready and wait until the fruit will be ready