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Sapodilla 'Alano' (Manilkara zapota)

Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews
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For a surefire way to grow the Alano Sapodilla fruit you know and love in a convenient container size, look to Silas Wood Sapodilla! 

This semi-dwarf, tropical evergreen fruit tree has a great overlap with other varieties of Manilkara zapota. The Silas Wood Sapodilla, whether grown by graft or air-layer, fruits as quick as just 1-2 years, and is one of the smallest reliably fruiting tropical fruit trees.  In truly tropical climates, Silas Wood Sapodilla has the potential to produce fruit year-round. 

This Sapodilla variety is suitable for container growing. Fruit can be plentiful, even for young trees, and may need to be supported in earlier years. Silas Wood Sapodilla fruit is spherical, ranging 2 to 4 inches in diameter, with an unassuming pear-like caramel brown skin.  When the fruit is ripe, Alano Sapodilla ranks among some of the most luxurious flavors and aromas - somewhere between a tender pear infused with brown sugar with an effervescent  hint of jasmine. 

Sapodilla is thought to have originated in the Central American rain forests, probably in Mexico and Belize. Today, its cultivation has spread all over the tropical belt and grown as a major commercial crop in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Malaysia.  Sapoilla's are related to Mamey SapoteStar Apple, and Canistel and are 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.

Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
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5 reviews
  • TM
    Tin M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Nice Tree

    Tree was packaged very well and showed up healthy with new growth and no damage, thank you very much.

  • V
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 5-10
    Grown This Variety Before? Yes
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    Love the tree

    Nice healthy tree much bigger than I thought. Very impressive with my sapodilla tree 5 stars

  • R
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    11 months ago
    3 Stars

    Kind of small for a extra large tree maybe 2ft in a one gallon pot .

  • A
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    5 Stars

    the plant was healthy, and big.

  • A
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    satisfying shopping experience

    Sow Exotics sent healthy- and good-looking plants to my home with an easy tracking system. It was a good experience unlike another company who I am having difficulty with plant being in shock at delivery, and container being badly bent at arrival. I wasn't able to follow where the plant was, and it took forever to reach me.

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