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BLACK SAPOTE - MAHER

Black Sapote - Maher For Sale (Size: Large)  (Grafted)Botanical Name: Diospyros digyna
Description

A very large fruit, flattened at both ends and with few seeds. A small tree to only 4 meters, it is a prolific bearer of very high quality fruit. Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla

Other Names: Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Chocolate Persimmon, Zapote Prieto
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$52.95 0 Grafted Pot: 2.5L
Height: 70-80cm
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$79.00 0 Grafted Pot: 6L
Height: 90-100cm
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Eat Dried (#EatDried), Eat Fresh (#EatFresh), Eat Icecream (#EatIcecream), Eat Smoothie (#EatSmoothie), Flesh Texture Smooth (#FleshTextureSmooth), Fruit Picked Unripe (#FruitPickedUnripe), Great For Kids (#GreatForKids), Grow Full Sun (#GrowFullSun), Leaves Evergreen (#LeavesEvergreen), Ripen Off Tree (#RipenOffTree), Size Fruit 7-10cm (#SizeFruit7-10cm), Size Height 2-5m (#SizeHeight2-5m), Size Plant Width 2-5m (#SizePlantWidth2-5m), Taste Flesh Mild (#TasteFleshMild)

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Preferred Climate

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

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Semi Dwarf (2/3 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

August, September, October, November

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Black Sapote - Maher

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 2770 days 6hrs

Comments: -

New tree, planted a few months ago. Growing well, nearly doubled in size since planting in Sep 2011. It had two flowers, which fell off.

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

not needed yet.

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Maher (Cutting) 10/10

Andrew26's Edible Fruits
Update: 800 days 19hrs

Comments: - This is the start of my tropical plant growing. The picture shows my 1st, and cheapest  greenhouse - an old fridge with the sides jigsawed out, and replaced with piecess of perspex and glass that I had lying around. At the moment it is a temporary home for black sapotes, coffees, blueberries, dragon fruit, and a pepino - with more on the way. When it gets a little too hot - the thermometer inside shows >=35oC, I crackopen the top door. It is kept warm - around 24oC O/N, even on below zero, frosty nights here in Clare, with a 70W incandescent glope, old quit and a tarp if it is raining. Next GH will be a shuttle with a clear polycarb top, before progressing to a poly tunnel, and finally, a twin walled polycarbonate GH with summer cooling and winter heating.

Planted: 2017

Height 90 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Maher (Grafted)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2624 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Very soft, sweet fruit .  Not choclatey in flavour, but is nice especially when mixed with other flavours (rum, vanilla ice-cream,etc).  My children love it. Planted early May 2012.

Planted: 2012

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol and citrus feed


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Black Sapote - Maher 8/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2956 days 19hrs

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I have eaten chocolate pudding fruit before and really liked the taste. I have had flowers already but I pulled them off (which killed me :)) because I wanted the plant to focus on growth.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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mrswarren1 says... [2826 days 5hrs ago]
do you know how high to let this plant get before you let it fruit

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Black Sapote - Maher 5/10

Gilbert's Edible Fruits
Update: 3719 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Had 3 or 4 beautiful fruits 1 year, but nothing since, not even blossoms.

Planted: 2004

Height 150 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Edward3 says... [1907 days 5hrs ago]

Edward3 says... [1907 days 5hrs ago]
Hi. I found that cross-pollination with another variety makes all the difference.

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Black Sapote - Maher (Grafted) 8/10

Mindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 307 days 1hrs

Comments: -

Can never find the fruit this far south and always wanted to try one. Again, will need to have absolutely everything on my side for this but I don't mind a challenge.

UPDATE: handful of flowers coming out on plant now after heavy downpours. I keep the water up to this in the pot so hopefully it continues to grow well. Will hurt picking off the flowers but it's for the greater good.

Planted: 2018

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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