How to grow White Sapote

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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How to grow 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

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

Pests and diseases:
Ants, aphids

Pruning season:
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:
Medium 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:
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

Edible fruits

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?
Eat, alcohol

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?
3-5 years

Ripening of fruit:
Better to pick up the fruit before fully ready

Scientific name:

Casimiroa edulis

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