NOT in love with my sapote tree
I'm so NOT in love with my grafted sapote tree. I know, I know, it's summer and young trees look tired, but I'm sort of thinking of ripping it out this autumn. Do you have one that you love?? I've seen a few large ones at the Maricopa County Extension agency garden, grown by the AZ Rare Fruit Grower's club, plus a few large ones at ASU, but not too many others.
What about you? Do you have one you love? Did it languish at first, hah??
Mine was planted last autumn, and grew several feet before winter, then got ZORCHED by the early January freeze. It bounced back a bit, making a few little 6-10 inch stems, but they're sort of languishing now, with a bit of scorch. I love the look at taste of the fruit, and the look of the plants, but I'm really thinking about ripping it out. If it weren't for all of the fun flowering annuals around it I probably already would have done the deed!
It's in amazingly hot, full sun, in slightly ammended soil and gets a very deep, very thorough soaking twice a week at this time of year.
I'll wait until autumn to make The Decision, but I thought I'd check with you and get your thoughts and experiences with sapotes in your garden too.