Sapodilla Tree for Sale

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Sapodilla Tree

Tropical Fruit Similar to a Pear

Size: 3 Gallon

Ships: April 12th, 2016
List: $199.90
Sale: $99.95
You Save: $99.95 (50%)

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Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

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12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Patio Planting Mix
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Planting Mix
Sapodilla Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Sapodilla Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.95
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $4.95

The Sapodilla Tree adds Diversity—Take a Look:

  • Slow growing evergreen tree with long lifespan
  • Tons of beautiful, glossy green leaves
  • Attractive, oval-shaped fruit and bell shaped flowers
  • Satisfying fruit flavor similar to a Pear
  • Resistant to wind

Say Hello to Sapodilla

It may not sound pretty but don’t let the name fool you.  The Sapodilla is one handsome tree with a ton of benefits.  From its long, glossy green leaves to the attractive oval fruit that hangs like large brown eggs, the Sapodilla is quickly gaining recognition among evergreen enthusiasts.  The bell-shaped flowers bloom several times a year, adding a colorful burst of pinks and reds that complement the sea of green throughout the tree.  

A strong specimen, the Sapodilla has a white, gummy latex that reinforces the tree’s trunk which helps it hold up well against strong winds.  It’s also salt and drought resistant.  With great looks and adaptability, the Sapodilla is an excellent choice for a variety of possible planting locations.
What looks like an egg but Tastes like a Pear? Sapodilla!

Take a ripe pear and dip it into brown sugar.  Sound flavorful?  That’s the best way to describe the taste you can expect when you bite into a Sapodilla fruit.  Sweet and almost malty, cut it into wedges and serve it chilled for a fantastic treat. This fruit tastes like dessert all by itself.  But don’t let that stop you from dressing up ice creams, cakes and fruit cups.  

Rich in Tannin and vitamin C, Sapodilla is good for the body as well as the palate.  With everything it has to offer, there’s a spot in your garden or landscape just waiting for a Sapodilla.  

Order yours today.

Growing Zones:
4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 30-50 ft.
Mature Width: 20-30 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Manilkara zapota
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
9-11 outdoors

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Sapodilla Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Sapodilla Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Sapodilla Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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This fruit taste was really naturel sweet.when I was living in Thailand I have one of this tree.its about 5.3feet tall.its not hard to plant .cause u don't have to watering twice and twice.they don't like alotof water.
July 2, 2015
Newbern, NC, US
Growth Rate
easy care sapodilla tree
It is easy care fruit tree after all ,it requires water regularly in summer
July 30, 2015
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
Growth Rate
Sapodilla Tree
Tree is growing at a good rate, checked on it today and there are fruits growing.
July 26, 2015
8 months ago
Growth Rate
Tree is healthy so far.
I got the Sapodilla in fine shape and planted it within a day. It seemed to have buds on it when I got it. The buds have since turned black. I don't know if these will try and fruit later or not. Some of the leaf tips were brown but it seems to be acclimating to the Texas heat. It hasn't really shown any real growth yet but has put on a couple of leaves. It has been planted for six weeks now and still healthy. I am looking forward to it showing good signs of growth.
July 28, 2015
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
Wow, this tree you sent to me grows very good, now I know how to take care tree, 1 fruit is growing up, flowers blooms and no drop, it becomes fruist. I don't believe by myself that I can plant this kind of fruit. I plant in container, next spring I will let it in ground. Same as above, I don't taste it at leat 10 years, sometime I buy in market, but it raws no ripe and finally I have to throw away. When I am ready, I will send it picture to you.
Van T on Aug 24, 2015
Wow, this tree you sent to me grows very good, now I know how to take care tree, 1 fruit is growing up, flowers blooms and no drop, it becomes fruist. I don't believe by myself that I can plant this kind of fruit. I plant in container, next spring I will let it in ground. Same as above, I don't taste it at leat 10 years, sometime I buy in market, but it raws no ripe and finally I have to throw away. When I am ready, I will send it picture to you.
Van T on Aug 24, 2015
What temperature will this withstand?
Jose David H on Nov 13, 2014
how tall is 3 gal sapote tree?
jimmy c on Feb 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would like to get a sapodilla tree but have limited space.Is there a dwarfed species.
will sapodilla called (nispero) in cuba-how soon will have fruit in south louisiana (metairie)?
south of lake ponchatrain ,south of interstate I-10
A shopper on Oct 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: usually next season
will this tree have to be in a pot in the Seattle area?
carolyn on Feb 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it would have to be in a container and taken in during the colder months.
i live in new york zone6 if i but this tree, can i plamnt it in ground right away will it survive winter ? or should i keep it indoors for a couple or years
Vikki on May 1, 2015
how will the plant survive in east coast winter?
Shravanthi v on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: no except in green house
Does the Sapodilla tree have to rest in the winter like apple/pear trees? Or can it be brought inside and keep its foliage all year long?
craig s on May 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sapodilla is a tropical tree so it does'nt rest in the winter like apple/pear trees. Some people say that the damage temperature is below 28° F for several hours, but to be sure bring it in inside. I plant it outside (i'm living in growing zone 10). I hope that my answer will help :)
Can this plant grow in pot on patio?
Raj P on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If it is a big pot, it will grow and yield fruits
What kind of fertilizer is best for sapodilla plants?j
Newal on Oct 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A time released fertilizer 8-3-9 is best.
How old are the sapodilla trees that you sell?
Lupe O on Jun 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There about 1-2 years old.
do we need to plant two trees for pollination/?
reddy k on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are self-pollinating, but you will get more fruit with two trees.

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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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