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Sapodilla Tree

Manilkara zapota 'Alano'

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Tropical Fruit Similar to a Pear

Why Sapodilla Trees?

  • 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

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.

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Product Details

    Mature Height:30-50 ft.
    Mature Width:20-30 ft.
    Sunlight:Full-Partial Sun
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Harvest Time:May-September
    Botanical Name:Manilkara zapota 'Alano'
    Does Not Ship To:AZ
    Grows Well In Zones:4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
    grow zone map

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

    (hardy down to 30℉)

    Customer Reviews & Photos


    Based on 38 reviews

    Matthew R.
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    Health tree

    Big healthy beautiful tree

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    I ordered the 4-5 ft

    I ordered the 4-5 ft tree. Tree arrived green and alive. The soil was loose and root ball was falling apart due to shipping. Not the growers fault. I amended the hole with organic fruit tree fertilizer, bone meal, blood meal and coffee grounds. I planted it the same day, slightly above grade and watered with half strength fish emulsion every other day for a week to prevent transplant shock. It’s been a month in south Florida heat and humidity since planting. New leaves are sprouting and look promising.

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    Norman G.
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    My Sapodilla and June Plum are the best growing trees I have

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    Pedro R.
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    It arrived in a protected box. I planted it inground and So far its doing well.

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    Tree is very healthy looking and was packaged very well

    The tree came professionally packaged and was much bigger than anticipated. It has 5 flowers. I am so excited regardless if it fruits successfully this year or not. In my opinion, FGT is the best on-line orchard around for their inventory and customer service.

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