Chiku is commonly known as sapota. The fruit of the sapodilla is yellowish-brown. Its leaves are shiny evergreen, and the flowers are white. Mature sapodilla usually produces fruits twice a year.
Planting & Care
SunLight: The Chiku tree likes bright light and direct sun. If possible, keep this tree indirect light for 12 hours.
Soil: Chiku plants prefer rich and well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of soil, sand, and perlite for the pot, which can cause proportional drainage, because its roots do not like wet.
Water: They need less water for more mature trees, but irrigation in the dry season increases its productivity.
Fertilizer: Use fertilizer every year in March, July, and September, for this use 8-3-9 fertilizer
Temperature: Temperatures exceeding 43°C lead to flower drop resulting in a poor crop.