my sapodilla tree

manfrommarsMarch 8, 2013

hi all. i'm an avid reader of this forum. I find this forum really informative and interesting indeed. By the way i'm going to post some pictures of my sapodilla tree

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manfrommars

Here is the first picture of my sapodilla tree. I'm not sure what variety it is but my guess it could be a 'Jantung' cultivar which is a malaysian variety. The tree is about 7 feet tall and more than three years old

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 5:49AM
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manfrommars

So far it gave me about a dozen fruits.When mature the fruit is about 5 cm long.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 5:51AM
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manfrommars

Here are some of the immature fruits on the tree. Normally it takes about 7 months for it to mature from the period the flower is fertilzed. There about 40 or more fruits on this tree of various size.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 5:55AM
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manfrommars

Here's a close up view of my tree.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 5:59AM
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manfrommars

I usually fertilize the tree once every two weeks with liquid fertilizer. So far i haven't encountered any problem with the tree except from aphid and mealy bug infestation but that is usually taken care of with a spray of pesticide when needed

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 6:04AM
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tylorgv

Nice tree. You live in the tropical climate so it is easy to grow this type of tree.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 6:32PM
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nisperolover

Oh my God!!!i'm dieying to see my trees growing like yours!!!congratulations,I love your sapodilla tree!!!!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 11:48PM
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nisperolover

Oh my God!!!i'm dieying to see my trees growing like yours!!!congratulations,I love your sapodilla tree!!!!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 11:49PM
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sf_rhino

Hey Nisperolover,
What fruit is a níspero exactly? Is it a sapodilla (Manilkara zapota)? My Nicaraguan relatives say it looks more like a kiwi but this website indicates that it is a sapodilla...
Thanks,
Ryan

Here is a link that might be useful: Nica Fruits

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 11:47AM
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nisperolover

Hi sf rhino, yes, nispero its a sapodilla,thats the name we use in some of the latin countries for sapodilla!!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 12:44AM
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nisperolover

Hello everybody there!! Would anyone of you tell by looking at some pictures if a sapodilla tree is a graft or just a little tree?

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 12:51AM
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nisperolover

Hello everybody there!! Would anyone of you tell by looking at some pictures if a sapodilla tree is a graft or just a little tree?

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 12:54AM
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