Sapodilla - Sawo Manila

Manilkara zapota


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Selected cultivar from Philippines. Very sweet, medium size, elliptical with light brown skin. Sapodillas are highly prized in Asia with their sweet, brown-sugar cinnamon flavoured fruit that look like kiwi fruit. They have a slightly gritty texture like pears.
Other Names: Chico, Chicoo


Specifications of Sapodilla - Sawo Manila

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

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? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Moderately Alkaline (7.4-8.0)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March


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Sapodilla - Sawo Manila Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 4months ago

Greenacre , Nsw

Sapodilla - Sawo Manila

Can I grow sapodila in sydney

★★★★★ 9y ago

Keperra, QLD, Australia

I like sapodillas. I have two planted in the same spot for better pollination - prolific and Sawo Manila. Quick growin and flowering within a few months of going in the ground. Prolific is a leggy grower, Sawo Manila is much more compact.

★★★★★ 10y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

I have never tried the fruit but it sounds a little like abui so I thought I would give it a go. Growing well in both sun and shade.

★★ 11y ago

Wakeley, NSW, Australia

High hopes for this tree

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