Matisia

Quararibea cordata

Matisia cut in half and the juices dripping out you can see the core which has about 5 seeds

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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Specifications of Matisia

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

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 Moderately Acidic (5.5-6.5), Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June

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Matisia Reviews & Tips

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Kevin Whitten
9y ago

Sarina, QLD

Matisia

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.

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