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WHITE SAPOTE

Botanical Name: Casimiroa edulis
Description

The Casimiroa or white sapote as it is also known is native to the  Mexican highlands and Central America.  It is a pleasurable tasting fruit reminiscent of vanilla custard mixed with creamy banana and peaches. Although often called a white sapote it is not a member of the sapote family. The yellowy-green skinned fruit has white flesh and is used primarily as a dessert fruit.

The trees have a very appealing drooping habit with long branches that can almost touch the ground.  They are fast growing with two main spurts, once in early spring and again in early autumn.  Casimiroa trees fruit prolifically and a healthy mature tree can produce 1000 fruit per year.  They are also long lived and can crop for 100 years or more.  Fruits should be picked when they are just beginning to soften and change colour from green to yellow, if picked too soon they are astringent.  Do not plant close to paths or buildings as they can have troublesome root systems.

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White Sapote - Kampong

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
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White Sapote fruit

White Sapote - Seedling

A hardy fast growing fruit tree producing an abundant crop of fruit that taste like a creamy pear and banana combined.
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$14.75 0 Seedling Small Email Me When Available In Production
White Sapote - Reinecke Commercial

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
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White Sapote - Macs Golden

The fruits are large, elongated and oval in shape. The flesh is a deep yellow with a particularly rich, aromatic flavour and few seeds.
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White Sapote - Chris

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.
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White Sapote - Lemon Gold

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.
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White Sapote - Golden Globe

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.
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White Sapote - Hawaiian Supreme

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.
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White Sapote - Pike

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.
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White Sapote - Matasano

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

White Sapote - Ortega

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.
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Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

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

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

, February, March

 

Customer Comments on White Sapote

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a White Sapote Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

White Sapote

Needs deep soil. Water and feed well, as the roots are voracious. Responds to potassium supplement early Autumn. Flowers and fruits in late Autumn and Winter in Southern states. Spray for fruit fly important. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 30-Jan-2006

White Sapote

A tea made from the chopped up green leaves and drunk before going to bed can give restful sleep and cheaper than sleeping tablets | Ron Briggs - Grafton , NSW 05-Jul-2007

White Sapote

Spray with a diluted mixture made from BORAX .This will help fruit set,i also do this with my Avacardo and at this time i have an abundance of fruit forming on both trees | Gerwal Gheese - Modbury, SA 03-Nov-2007

White Sapote

Warning. The seed of the white sapote is fatally toxic. We had a very sick golden retriever who ate a fruit and crunched into one of the seeds. Fortunately she threw up what she had eaten and is OK. An edible fruit with toxic seeds! You need to warn peopl | Roz Hart - Shenton Park, WA 04-Mar-2008

White Sapote - Hawaiian Supreme

Mine is fantastic and very cold hardy, It has just been planted, and is doing great! Fantastic for Victoriand who love Tropical fruit! | Banda Grey - Castlemaine, VIC 17-Apr-2008

White Sapote

The seeds are supposed to be a narcotic if your dog eats them he'll probaly be triping | Paul Dixon - Condong, NSW 06-Jul-2008

White Sapote

Seeds of white sapote are used in Mexico as a herbal medicine to lower blood pressure. Pharmacologically-active chemicals have been isolated from them and tested in laboratory animals. Consequently they appear to be potentially poisonous if eaten. | Ross Mckenzie - Brisbane, QLD 02-Mar-2009

White Sapote

Frost knocked them back to rootstock, but after being transplanted to a frost free spot, they are doing great. Growing well in shallow clay soil, with frequent droughts and no irrigation. Very drought tolerant. No fruit yet, five years on. | Dave Price - Nanango, QLD 28-Jun-2010

White Sapote

I grew mine from seed. One in three trees is fertile. About 5 years. Accidental overwatering caused massive flowering in October, -still flowering and setting fruit in Feb. Prolific. Perhaps best cloned from fertile cuttings. Delicious! | John Miller - Yallingup , WA 11-Feb-2011

White Sapote

The seeds are not fatally toxic. | Paul Recher - Doroughby, NSW 06-Nov-2011

White Sapote - Pike

Our 25 year old pike bears 200 KG fruit every year in adelaide | Steven Fisher - Modbury, SA 21-Apr-2012

White Sapote

Grow slowly but do yield well and good quality fruit Mornington Peninsula, need a lot of summer watering, Wilson, Dade Vista ortega yield well 6 other varieties fail to crop. Ripen in July/August from flowering in SEPT /oct | Anthony Miceli - Arthurs Seat, VIC 15-Jul-2017
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