LOS Forum Contributions Black sapote not growing - Anyone! My Black Sapote is a Rick's late and for the 2 seasons it's been in the ground it has dropped it's flower buds, when it was first planted it struggled due to a too soggy clay area, so we lifted it and built it up on a mound. Seems to be doing..3629 days 9hrs
Rick has had a troubled start to life due to our poor drainage, we have had to lift the root ball twice to ensure better drainage. However, Rick is starting to thrive fooliage wise now and has been in the ground approximately 18 months.