Growing Guide: Sapodilla

Plant Type
Tropical / Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Fall, Spring, Winter

Mature Size
On average, Sapodilla trees will reach mature heights and equal canopy widths of anywhere from 15-50 feet, depending on growing conditions. Sapodilla trees will produce fruit in containers.

Soil & Moisture
Sapodilla fruit trees are really adaptable in terms of soil conditions and will thrive in  many types of soil, from poor loose sandy soil to deep, rich organic soil, as well as light clay, or gravel. Regardless of soil type, fostering good drainage is for your Sapodilla tree is essential. Sapodilla's don't like wet feet! Increase watering during flowering and fruiting season.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Medium 

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Sapodilla's prefer warm locales but are also slightly frost tolerant, highly wind tolerant and can take salt spray. Frost protection is necessary when young, but established Sapodilla trees may be cold tolerant down to 28 degrees.

Propagation
Our Sapodilla fruit tree varieties are mainly grown from graft, but may also sometimes be air-layered.

Large Pot Size: Established with more healthy growth and ready to produce within 2 or 3 years.

X-Large Pot Size: Most established, mature plant with full foliage, closest to fruiting size and ready to produce within 1 or 2 years.

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Sow Exotic has several types and sizes of Sapodilla fruit trees. Shop All Sapodilla Varieties.

Sapodilla is known by many names around the world including Mispel, Zapote, Dilly, Chico, Chico sapote, Zapote chico, Zapotillo, Chicle, Sapodilla plum, and Naseberry, among countless others.

Sapoilla is a close relative of Mamey SapoteStar Apple, and Canistel