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SAPODILLA - SEEDLING

Sapodilla fruitBotanical Name: Manilkara zapota
Description

Flavour is very sweet like brown-sugar with a slightly gritty texture like a pear, contains several shiny, black seeds. Very hardy, slow growing, subtropical fruit tree. Seedlings take longer to start fruiting and fruit size and quality will be variable. Seedling trees are much hardier and more adaptable to marginal climates. Trees can be forced into flowering by cincturing when large enough.

Other Names: Chico, Chicoo
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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Asian Favourite (#AsianFavourite)

Preferred Climate

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

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

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 Alkaline (7.4-8.0)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March

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Sapodilla - Seedling

Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 3553 days 17hrs

Comments: -

I have seen artificial flowers that grow faster than this. I think it's dead but it doesn't know it.


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Sapodilla - Seedling

Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 2637 days 6hrs

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Winter 2011: Again coming up from collected seeds. These have taken 2 months to germinate so be patient. We are not sure if all 3 babies will survive - the one in the top of the image looked like it might have gotten mouldy but there is still a little bit of green clinging in there.


We now have 6 seedlings. The one that got mouldy seems to have died but the others are looking really strong. My friend took some and I have some so between us we should be able to keep one alive!


Summer 2011: One of the seedlings had conjoined leaves. It stayed green but couldn't grow any adult leaves because the cotyledons were stuck together across the growing tip. I carefully peeled them apart and there are new leaves coming!! :O)


Planted: 2011

Height 20 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

Pest Control: Nothing seems to have bothered them yet.


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Sapodilla - Seedling (Seedling)

Paulaf1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3567 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Not too sure how this one will do, and also with it being a seedling, not sure how the fruit will taste, or how long it will take to fruit.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

Pest Control:

nothing yet.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Sapodilla - Seedling (Seedling)

Scottyg's Edible Fruits
Update: 3340 days 11hrs

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Plant is rather slow growing at present still only young and our one seemed to take a while to anchor itself in the ground. Root mass small compared to size of plant.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Sapodilla - Seedling

Jaz's Edible Fruits
Update: 1918 days 9hrs

Comments: - I have two sapodilla, both seedlings and boy do they grow slowly!


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Sapodilla - Seedling

ManishU's Edible Fruits
Update: 156 days 9hrs

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This seedling has grown a bit in the last year. But its very sparse. I wish it were a bit more bushier. Being a seedling i am not sure when to expect the fruit or how it will taste ... will be keeping my fingers crossed.

21/11/2018: Its been a while since i lost posted an update on this little tree. A few years ago the main branch broke off due to strong winds. Since then its got a few offshoot branches and has grown pretty well... but did not flower. 

I was actually considering replacing it with a known cultivar which can guarantee fruits. Anyways, as a last ditch effort after reading on the internet i decided to girdle one of the branches. Because apparently that stresses the tree to induce hormonal changes which then causes the tree to flower but could also kill the tree / branch. So 3 weeks ago i girdled one of branches (took a ring of bark off the stem). And to my surprise last weekend i can now see some flower buds!

Not sure if the girdling worked or if the tree was meant to flower this year anyways ... coincidence? maybe ... maybe not :)

Lets see if i now get some fruits out of it.


Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Comments

mrswarren1 says... [2731 days 5hrs ago]
hi just wondering how it is growing now has it fruited yet
ManishU says... [2719 days 21hrs ago]
No, i dont think it will fruit this season :( It has grown a bit with some new leaves here and there; but to me it still looks sparse. I wonder if i need to fertilise it ?
mrswarren1 says... [2719 days 9hrs ago]
yeah some fertilizer would do it good
ManishU says... [2718 days 3hrs ago]
what fertiliser would you recommend? I regularly provide all my trees with seasol. And use blood and bone once in 6 months. Do i need to do more ?
Markmelb says... [919 days 16hrs ago]
Hi - has your seedling fruited for you yet?

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Sapodilla - Seedling (Seedling) 2/10

Petes1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1988 days 2hrs

Comments: - Arrived as a sad litle plant, with few growing tips. Not hardy enough to withstand drought.


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Sapodilla - Seedling (Grafted) 5/10

PamelaB's Edible Fruits
Update: 3541 days 12hrs

Comments: -

The first frost got in before I did - I'll try next time in a more sheltered position.

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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