Any Chico Sapote People In SoCal?

kobe24December 11, 2011

I was wondering if anyone is growing Chico sapote in SoCal, and if so any success stories?

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RodneyJS

I bought a 3 gal grafted Hasya sapodilla during the summer, which I repotted into a 5 gal container. It's been growing steadily. No flowers/fruits yet but I hope soon.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 11:21PM
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kobe24

I have a 5 gallon chico I purchased last week, I am considering planting in the ground. Should I wait or is this alright and have heard of anyone on the forums being successful with this tree in SoCall?

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 1:33AM
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Meomeo12

Yes, here in Garden Grove, SoCal. It's does grow very well. My tree is about 8-9 years old, 12ft tall, and is in the ground. It's had lots of fruit every year since I got it. It's is having fruits about a size of a cherry right now. It's tasted very sweet, aromatic and wonderful! I like it so much that I bought another one called brown sugar, which is only about 2 ft tall and 2-3 years old seedling, and going to plant it in the ground soon. The older tree I'd got, I don't know what variety it was because it only simply said chico sapote and didn't have much info. But the fruit is long, pointed, skin is a little sandy and not round or oval shape. So I think it's maybe the Thailand's variety. Just so you guys know, yes chico sapote could be grow very sucessful in orange county.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2012 at 8:10AM
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ajaysr5

I have a 3 year old tree in Carson,Ca. in the ground about 4ft tall.They do very well here but is a slow grower.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 2:38AM
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