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


Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
  /  
9-11 outdoors


You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30-50 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Manilkara zapota 'Venezuela'

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Tropical Fruit Similar to a Pear

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.





Customer Reviews

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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
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Sapodilla Tree
Tree is growing at a good rate, checked on it today and there are fruits growing.
July 26, 2015
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1 year ago
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easy care sapodilla tree
It is easy care fruit tree after all ,it requires water regularly in summer
July 30, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
10
Received sapidillo tree fast .
Fast delivery w explicit instructions to unpack it immediately. I could not plant it immediately, so I was happy for these instructions. Only lost one leaf & the tree is very healthy. Handyman dug a huge well w giant ricks around cause it's up on a 3 tier Rick garden space between 2 Myer lemon trees existing. Gardener recommended to put it there since lemon trees doing well there.
May 10, 2016
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3 months ago
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Short review
The tree looks hardy . I have only had it for a short period of 6 weeks . So far has survived in Central CA . Hoping it will keep on .
May 10, 2016
Tulare, CA
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3 months ago
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9
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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
TX
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Sapodilla Tree



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.


Questions & Answers

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Very unique fruit can be found in islands so it's good to find it here. Tree nice for shade
Alma R on Jun 29, 2016
excellent fruit, comes throughout the year,
padmavathi p on Apr 6, 2016
Didn't imagine Sapotas would grow in our garden....always thought they were Only grown tropically!
Meena A on Jun 20, 2016
It's good
Calvin T on Apr 3, 2016
What temperature will this withstand?
Jose David H on Nov 13, 2014
Best Answer: They can withstand brief temperatures down to 30 degrees.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Feb 5, 2016
how tall is 3 gal sapote tree?
jimmy c on Feb 15, 2015
Best Answer: 2 ft to 3ft
Reply · Report · keith q on Jan 11, 2016
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
Reply · Report · keith q on Jul 30, 2015
will this tree have to be in a pot in the Seattle area?
carolyn
carolyn on Feb 27, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, it would have to be in a container and taken in during the colder months.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 20, 2015
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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
Best Answer: Yes
Reply · Report · Lah eh s on Jul 3, 2015
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How old are the sapodilla trees that you sell?
Lupe O on Jun 15, 2015
Best Answer: There about 1-2 years old.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 4, 2015
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how will the plant survive in east coast winter?
Shravanthi v on May 8, 2015
Best Answer: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
If you live in zones 4-8 then you would need to bring it indoors in the winter.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 12, 2016
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Can this tree plant in container?
Phi L on Feb 26, 2016
Best Answer: Yes any tree can be grown in a container, the container will stunt hight of plant but you still get fruit. A tree like red wood or many other trees can even be grown in small trays or cups and live for many many years, their called bonsai tree's, the smaller the container the smaller the tree will stay. In a 5 gallon pot tree will bear fruit for many many years to come. So do not worry about it being and growing in a container. One of my orange trees has been in a 4 gallon container for about 8 or 9 years now and is doing good and I have been eating oranges off it every year. Most plants do alright in containers, so do not worry.
Hope this will help you. Just know the joy you get eating fruits from your own tree and not from grocery store and how it taste so much better.
Reply · Report · Rick R on Feb 27, 2016
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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 :)
Reply · Report · Mark D on May 24, 2015
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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
Reply · Report · Sarat on Jun 22, 2015
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Which variety do you have?
Tasleyma S on Jun 4, 2016
Best Answer: We have the Venezuela variety.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 6, 2016
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does the Sapodilla tree grow in Keyes, California?
cheryl a on Jan 11, 2016
Best Answer: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Zones 4-11 could plant in a pot and move them indoors in the winter
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 12, 2016
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what is the mature height if plant on ground?
Gong S on Dec 16, 2015
Best Answer: The mature height is 30-50 feet tall.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Dec 16, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 22, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 23, 2015
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