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MATISIA

Matisia fruitBotanical Name: Quararibea cordata
Description

The Matisia is a fast growing tropical tree native to the lowland rainforests of Peru, Equador and adjacent areas of Brazil. In its native forest it can grow to 45m but in cultivation it reaches about 12m. Sometimes seen as a buttressed tree, it is semi-deciduous and has tiered stiff branches in whorls of five. The leaves are clustered in rosettes towards the ends of the branches. Attractive flowers that are either yellowish white or rose tinted are bourne along the lesser branches and trunk, these are followed by the fruits in late Summer and Autumn. The rind is thick, leathery, greenish brown and downy. The orange- yellow fibourous flesh is soft, juicy and sweet with a flavour reminiscent of pumpkin. This surrounds the 2-5 seeds. Fruits are picked when a light coloured halo appears around the calyx, they soften to ripe in 3-4 days. The matisia will grow best in hot, humid areas, it needs protection from cold and wind.

Other Names: South American sapote, Chupa-chupa
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June

 

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I HAVE TWO MATISIA,S GROWING,THEYARE 2 YRS OLD. IN WINTER I FIND BY WRAPPING BLACK GARBAGE BAGS FILLED WITH SHREDDED PAPER RAPPED AROUND THE TRUNK GETS THEM THOUGH THE COLD TIME. | Kevin Whitten - Sarina, QLD 20-Apr-2012
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Matisia (Seedling) 1/10

Linton's Edible Fruits
Update: 337 days 22hrs

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Chupa Chupa - Matisia cordata (South American Sapote)


A tropical tree from South America so I am doubtful if it can prosper in Melbourne so this planting is experimental to see how it goes.


It has amazing huge leaves so is highly ornamental. Being a large tree, if it does survive, it will be a challenge to keep it to a manageable size.


Planted: 2016

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring


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