Flowers of the Chris White sapote fruit tree before they set fruit

(1/2) Flowers of the Chris White sapote fruit tree before they set fruit

White Sapote - Chris For Sale (Large)

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White Sapote - Chris

Casimiroa edulis
This selection is from Nth Qld with excellent flavour and texture. Chris bears so heavily that it may require pruning to minimize limb breakages. The tree itself seems to always look a bit stressed but the bottom line is it's a good producer.


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Specifications of White Sapote - Chris

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

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

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

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

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot, No

Water Requirements Moderate Watering, Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 Years

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

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage

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

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March

Fertiliser All Purpose

Plant Width 2-4m

Growth Rate Medium

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White Sapote - Chris Reviews & Tips

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3y ago


Has barely grown since I bought it, maybe a cm

★★★★★ 9y ago


Not really sure which White Sapote I have. Got it from the Woolworths through out section and it was just a stick. Is now growing like crazy.

Lindsay Sutherland
10y ago

Nunawading, VIC

White Sapote - Chris

Fruited after 9 years (2.5m tall). Deep watering kept the fruit developing over a very dry spring-summer. Older leaves often yellow. Responds somewhat to trace element supplements iron, magnesium, and manganese.


★★★ 10y ago


A small plant I originally had sent to Country Victoria, in the ground for three years with no growth during a prolonged drought. Now replanted in deep soil at the base of Mt Warning, looks like some promising new growth already in the damper condition...

★★★ 14y ago

Bluewater, QLD, Australia

Growing well.

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