This small brown furry fruit looks similar to the outside of a Kiwifruit. The rich brown flesh has a soft melting texture and is very sweet with a taste like caramel or brown sugar. They are best eaten fresh by spooning the chilled flesh from the thin skin. The flesh is delicious mixed with orange juice and topped with cream.
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
, February, March, April
Customer Comments on Sapodilla
Incorporate 5-10 kg of limetone into planting hole and another 10-15 kg spread in a 1-1.2 meter circle on ground and be sure to pack it thick like mulch up near the trunk | Recher - Dorroughby, NSW 16-Aug-2006
Give them worm castings fertizler/soil amendment every six months to pervent any kind of pests; especially scale. (nasty bastards). Outside of that , they seem to do well especially with organic fertilizers. Until I'm in your area code... | Jorge L. - Los Angeles, CA 16-Aug-2006
I planted a seedling sapodilla 25 years ago in Townsville and though it is about 6m tall, it has never fruited, my grafted sapodilla planted at Alligator Creek 30k south 3 years ago has grown very slowly but has fruited several times | David Kault - Alligator Creek, Townsville, QLD 05-Jul-2014
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