SAPODILLA (Manilkara zapota L.): Large grafted- Thai Favorite Fruit

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$85.00
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$85.00
+ $30.99 shipping
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
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Made in Burlington, Massachusetts

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-Large Grafted 2-3 years plant grown in 3 gallons pot
-Healthy and beautiful tree, picture shown plants we ship as May 2018
-hardiness zone 7-10
-mature plants can bear fruits any time
-Oval fruit shape, sweet and juicy
If you are in the cold zone and have an indoor space with the sun for winter time, this fruit tree will survive through winter. We have experienced keeping the tropical fruit tree indoor in winter, and it grows new buds, new leaves, and flowers in spring. We leave them outside from late spring to fall and bring it inside in winter. It must be under 60's and higher. Growth Habit: The sapodilla is an attractive upright, slow-growing, long-lived evergreen tree. Distinctly pyramidal when young, with age the tree may develop a crown that is dense and rounded or sometimes open and somewhat irregular in shape. It is strong and wind-resistant and rich in a white, gummy latex. In the tropics, it can grow to 100 feet, but grafted cultivars are substantially shorter. A 40-year old tree is only about 12 feet tall. Fruit: The fruit is round to egg-shaped, 2 - 4 inches in diameter. The skin is brown and scruffy when ripe. The flesh varies from yellow to shades of brown and sometimes reddish-brown and may be smooth or of a granular texture. The flavor is sweet and pleasant, ranging from a pear flavor to crunchy brown sugar. Fruits can be seedless but usually have from 3 to 12 hard, black, shiny, flattened seeds about 3/4 inch long in the center of the fruit. Frost Protection: Although mature sapodilla trees will take several degrees of frost, it is prudent to provide them with overhead protection if possible and plant them on the south side of a wall or building. Plants can also be covered with sheeting and such when significant frost is likely. Some pictures are shown for reference only. We may transplant plant to a smaller pot or no pot for shipping.


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