How to grow Sapodilla

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.

Sapodilla fruits

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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How to grow Sapodilla growing and care:

Frost free

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

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

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak and weeping branches

Size of the plant?
8-20 m, 24-60 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:

General information about the flower
Small bell-shaped flowers, Brown hairy flowers, three sepals and six stamens

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

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:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-7 years

Ripening of fruit
Pick before it’s ready and wait until the fruit will be ready

Scientific name:

Manilkara zapota

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone