Fruit Trees


White Sapote - Ortega

Casimiroa edulis
Oval shaped fruit with a pleasant flavour. Compact tree with a somewhat drooping habit. Regular cropper. Mid-late season. Produces abundant pollen and flowering over a long period makes it an excellent pollinator.


Specifications of White Sapote - Ortega

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

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

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

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

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes with 35L+ Pot, No

Water Requirements Moderate 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 1-2m

Growth Rate Medium

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Pollinators for the White Sapote - Ortega

Flowers on this variety are functionally only female so pair with the following for fruit set

White Sapote - Chris


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.

White Sapote - Golden Globe


A small round, symmetrical fruit with exceptional flavour characteristics. Skin colour changes from green to pale yellow at maturity. Very refreshing in flavour. Moderate cropper. Self pollinating but a pollinator increases crop size. Small tree ideal for backyards.

White Sapote - Hawaiian Supreme


A heavy cropping tree producing a medium sized fruit with a mild flavour, uniform in shape and good appearance. Casimiroa fruit is reminiscent of vanilla custard mixed with creamy banana and pear.

White Sapote - Lemon Gold


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.

White Sapote - Pike


Pike is often seen in commercial plantings. The large fruits remain green when ripe and have a bitter skin, however the flavour is superior to most other introduced varieties.

White Sapote - Reinecke Commercial


Reinecke Commercial is an irregular shaped fruit with attractive golden-orange skin when ripe and few seeds. The fruit is large and flat with a good strong flavour. A popular commercial variety due to its excellent storage and ripening qualities. SP

White Sapote - Seedling

$14.90 ($14.90-$17.90 choose a size)

A hardy fast growing fruit tree producing an abundant crop of fruit that taste like a creamy pear and banana combined.

White Sapote - Kampong

$79.00 ($79.00-$79.00 choose a size)

A self pollinating selection with a compact form and thicker skinned fruits than normal. It is the preferred selection of a rare fruit grower in Bundaberg

White Sapote - Macs Golden


Macs Golden are large, elongated fruits. The flesh is yellow with a particularly rich, aromatic flavour and few seeds, while the texture is smooth and melting.

White Sapote - Matasano


The flesh is pale yellow with a delicious spicy tang, the fruits are elongated and have a slight bumpy texture

White Sapote - Blumenthal


A California variety, pale yellow skin with creamy white flesh. Good flavour, self Pollinating. Average fruit weight 160gms

White Sapote - Ortega Reviews & Tips

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★★★★★ 2y ago

Allenby gardens , SA, Australia

White Sapote - Ortega

Growing really good in temperate Adelaide. Self polinating within uneven fruiting, has handled frost without damaging. Very droopy, branches require support. Remove clay before planing. Fertilise in late winter, then again in spring. Recommended variety.

★★★★★ 2y ago

Allenby Gardens, SA, Australia

White Sapote - Ortega

Grows well in Adelaide. If late flowering occurs in may, fruit hold over winter, so you get a double crop. very resistant to frost.

A Sellars
7y ago

Adelaide, SA, Australia

White Sapote - Ortega

Grows really well in Adelaide. Needs citrus food occasionally




★★★★★ 14y ago

Clayton, VIC, Australia

Lovely fruits with avocado /sweet custard creamy flavour without fiberous texture. Very easy to look after. Prone to magnesium deficiency (yellow leaves in spring) but is quite easy to manage with epsom salt. Highly recommended. Citrus fertilizer and p...

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