Growing Guide: White Sapote

Plant Type:
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season:
Late Fall, Early Winter

Mature Size:
15-30 ft.  White Sapote trees can grow up to 60 ft tall in native habitats, but are likely to remain smaller and controlled otherwise. 

Soil & Moisture:
Well-draining, sandy, soil rich in organic matter. White Sapote likes consistent watering but is completely intolerant of flooding. 

Light Requirements:
Full Sun (highest production), Part Shade


Growth Rate:

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+. White Sapote is hardy to 23 degrees once established!

These White Sapote trees are grown from seed and may take up to 5 years to be capable of producing fruit.  For faster growing producing trees, see our Grafted 'Redlands' White Sapote variety in two sizes.