Manilkara zapota 1.5 - 2 m ht
Manilkara zapota or commonly known as Sapodilla is a slow-growing evergreen delicious tropical fruit bearer hails from the family of Sapotaceae in the genus of Manilkara. The fruit is sand colored with a skin similar to a kiwi but without the fuzz. Fruiting commence five to eight years after planting and occurs twice a year, though flowering may continue all year round.
Planting & Care
sunlight: Choose a spot in the full sun needed six to eight hours
Soil: Manilkara zapota prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils and can grow in very acid and saline soils.
Watering: Watering can be done every 10 to 15 days in winter and at weekly intervals during summer. Drip irrigation is recommended.
Fertilizer: Add compost or a 6-6-6-2 fertilizer every six to eight weeks,
Temperature: Manilkara zapota fruit trees can survive temperatures of 26-28 degrees F. for a short period of time
Pruning: Manilkara zapota requires very little pruning.