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WHITE SAPOTE - LEMON GOLD

Botanical Name: Casimiroa edulis
Description

Yellow skinned, sweet mild flavour, average size. Due to its perfect flowers this is an ideal pollinator for other varieties. Also called Casimiroa, this is a very hardy, prolific fruiting tree for the subtropics. Will crop even in temperate climates.

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$40.95 0 Grafted Pot: 2.5L
Height: 30-40cm
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Climate Subtropical (#ClimateSubtropical), Climate Temperate (#ClimateTemperate), Eat Fresh (#EatFresh), Grow Full Sun (#GrowFullSun), Leaves Semi Deciduous (#LeavesSemiDeciduous), Pollination Self Fertile But Pollination Beneficial (#PollinationSelfFertileButPollinationBeneficial), Size Height 5-10m (#SizeHeight5-10m), Size Plant Width 5-10m (#SizePlantWidth5-10m), Sweet (#Sweet), Taste Flesh Sweet (#TasteFleshSweet)

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Preferred Climate

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

5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate

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

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

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

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March

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White Sapote - Lemon Gold

Ours 1km from ocean - windy, hot, drought etc. Sandy alkaline soil and doing well (2yrs old)Reticulated, manured and fertilised (citrus fert)Tough plant! | A.sunley - Geraldton, WA 10-May-2009
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White Sapote - Lemon Gold (Grafted) 10/10

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 3420 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Both of my Casimiroas are lemon golds.

I am thrilled with them - they are tough and cope with everything Geraldton throws at them.

Only problem so far has been trying to prune them...they are very 'whippy'.

Flowering and fruiting madly (Winter 2010) Easy tree to grow.

Nov 2010: took the wind protection away from it - it's getting bashed around a bit now. There is about a doz fruit hanging in there though.

Feb 2011: fruit still growing - tree drops most of it leaves after it sets fruit - don't panic - they grow back.

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 3 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, straw, clay, blood n bone 10% potash

When I Fertilise: Winter

Pest Control:

None needed as yet.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold (Grafted) 8/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 422 days 14hrs

Comments: - Scary tree because it wants to grow into a giant here. That's interesting because it behaved totally differently 700km north of here. Doesn't have any leaf drop here either. Wishing I had planted it somewhere else now, and had to cut down the second tree next to it because they were taking over. The roots are invasive so don't plant near pipes, walls etc...
Apart from that - it's dead easy to grow in our climate, is not at all fussy about the soil, the water, the winter - or bothered by pests/diseases. The fruit needs to bagged against Mediterranean fruit fly and the parrots and possums...
The fruit is beautiful - texture a bit like avocado and the flavour of lemon meringue pie, to me. Skin can be eaten also. 
Self fertile and a good cross pollinator. If only the fruit were bigger and more numerous.
I have to hack this tree back by 50% every 2-3years.

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Any balanced fruit tree fertiliser I have around.


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold 9/10

Frank1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3910 days 19hrs

Comments: -

tree purchased 2008 (Daley's) was small but healthy, has more than doubled in size but seems a little less vigorous than our seedlings which were from a large tree in the next street.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.8 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: surface compost

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

constant battle to defeat (so far just manually) earwigs, grasshoppers, etc which devour the growing tips.

Organic Status:Organic


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold

Diana's Edible Fruits
Update: 3085 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Fell over in heavy rain and wind and had to be staked up. Splayed growth habit. Had flowers and small fruit in first year, but fell off.

Planted: 2010

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 8 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold (Grafted) 7/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 3368 days 18hrs

Comments: - Steady grower.  Still waiting to try the fruits from this cultivated variety.

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Horse manure, worm castings and dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold (Cutting)

Jenny's Edible Fruits
Update: 2953 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Growing in bag in ground. seems happy, long floppy new growth even in this cold weather, had a couple of flowers on it when I first got it but soon dropped off.

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dekka's Edible Fruits
Update: 3993 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Sharing hole with 'Hawaiian Supreme'. Seems quite hardy.


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold

DellaDee1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3687 days 17hrs

Comments: - still in pot

Pollination: Self Pollination


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold (Grafted) 9/10

Figbarron's Edible Fruits
Update: 1400 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Before i moved to Australia i used to have this fruit back home a lot as a young child. I loved it. The instant i discovered them for sale on Daleys I immediately bought one for nolstalgia's sake and the awesome taste. The tree was a bit quiet during winter when i got it and has since pushed some new lateral buds that will hopefully branch out as the weather gets warmer. It has been re-potted into a 300mm pot with holes lined with shade cloth for air pruning. This promotes more firous roots that are good at taking up nutrients and moisture. 

I will get a budwood to graft  a different variety onto it when its a bit stronger. 

Planted: 2016

Height 0.7 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter and Blood and Bone

Organic Status:Certified


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold (Grafted)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2853 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Haven't actually tasted this one, but so many people on Daley's Forum seem to love them, I thought I'll give it a go!  Bought one 2 weeks ago and planted immediately, and is now producing flower buds from several sites (won't let fruit set for at least a year though).

Planted Autumn 2012.

Dropped all its' leaves  in late July/August - now September and can see many new growth buds developing.

Planted: 2012

Height 55 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus feed

Pest Control:

Nil required yet.

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White Sapote - Lemon Gold (Grafted) 9/10

JasonRutkowski1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3982 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Plants in deep soil are growing exceptionally fast, others outside deep soil much slower

Planted: 2007

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

None - easy

Organic Status:Organic


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold 7/10

Francis1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3985 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Growing Well.


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White Sapote - Lemon Gold (Grafted) 2/10

LittleEden1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3705 days 21hrs

Comments: -

died of unknown causes in the first year after planting

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No


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DellaDee1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3687 days 17hrs

Comments: - Still in a pot


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