White Sapote growing tree of the genus Casimiroa also known as White Sapota, White Sapote perennial evergreen grow in mediterranean, subtropics or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Leaves growing in groups 3-5 leaves, flowers small white with green the flowers growing in inflorescence structure.
White Sapote fruits
Fruits color green to yellow depend on the sun, the fruit eaten when it soft not too much getting an avocado taste
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Requirements for White Sapote growing and care:
Well fertilization, well drained, Keep it small, cover when it’s bearing with net
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / seeds
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes it necessary to graft
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fruit attack easily by fruit fly, the color of the fruit is yellow green sometimes it’s hard to know when to pick the fruits, the fruits have soft skin when they are ready if they touch something they smash
Spring, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)
Pests and diseases:
After the fruits, or before the winter
How to prune:
Recommend to keep this tree small
Size of the plant?
5-8 m, 16-26 ft. but its recommend to keep the tree small
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:
Several time a year but if depend can bloom in early spring, winter, and late summer, in different climates bloom in different dates
General information about the flower
Small white green flower, growing in inflorescence structure
Thinning the bloom:
In the first years should thinning, sometime the tree bloom in the winter or in wind season in this case you should cover and protect from winds
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators
Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids, ant, mediterranean fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of White Sapote fruits?
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree with net of something to protect the fruit
How long does it take for a White Sapote tree to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Better to pick up the fruit before fully ready