Manilkara Zapota (Sapodilla/Sapota/Chikoo/Naseberry)
- Plant Care
Manilkara zapota or commonly known as Sapodilla is a slow-growing evergreen tree. The leaves are green, glossy, elliptical to oval in shape, and alternately arranged. The flowers are white and bell-like. The globose fruit, which is a berry, is edible - usually eaten raw when fully ripe or processed into desserts. Each fruit contains one to six seeds. Young leaves and shoots are edible as well.
Manilkara zapota is a fruit and sometimes used as a specimen plant. Fruit varies in shape but is generally orb like with a smooth skin when ripe. Juicy, pear-like flavor is found in the interior with the yellowish brown to reddish brown flesh. Does well as a medium sized fruit tree, screen, hedge, formally shaped specimen, in large containers, patios and courtyards. Avoid pools and other high maintenance areas due to its continual leaf litter.
- Requires full sun, meaning at least eight hours of direct sunlight on most days.Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry. Do not let the tree sit in soggy soil.These trees can tolerate a variety of soil types. But a sandy loam that's light and well-draining is best.15 – 35 °CA slow-release balanced fertilizer can be applied in poor soil conditions, following label instructions.
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