Mamey Sapote 'Tazumal' (Pouteria sapota)

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The Mamey Sapote is a large evergreen tropical tree that produces a large fruit that is both sweet and almond-like in flavor and beloved in the Caribbean.  On the outside, Mamey Sapote fruit is brown and fuzzy, but on the inside the deep golden red-orange pulp is smooth and slightly granular.  Mamey has a very unique rich flavor and is known as a dessert fruit.  Fruit can be eaten fresh with a spoon or frozen and made into thick smoothies, milkshakes or ice cream. 

The Tazumal Sapote is a variety originally cultivated in Homestead, Florida in 1975, from a seedling tree sent from El Salvador in 1949. Tazumal Fruit is medium size with excellent quality pink flesh that contains only 1-2 seeds. Tazumal fruit trees a medium sizes, fast-growing, and bears regularly and heavily. Tazumal's first crop of the year is ready to harvest from January to February, and produces a second crop in the summer from July to August.

Plant Type:
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall 

It takes from 12-24 months from flowering to produce mature ripe fruit. 

Mature Size:
30-100 ft

Our Mamey trees are fruiting at 4 feet.

Soil & Moisture:
Well-draining, sandy, soil rich in organic matter.

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

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+. 

Propagation:
Large Pot Size: Grafted and to produce within 3-4 years.
X-Large Pot Size: Grafted and ready to produce within 2-3 years.

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