Fresh Fruit Sweet Sapodilla Wholesale
Sapodillas tend to be found in the exotics isle of many retailers. They are not that common except in their countries of origin which are southern Mexico and Central America (Panama, Peurto Rica). Where they are endemic, the tree is known as nÃspero in the Hispanic language. You find the tree in low and coastal forests.
The tree is mainly grown for shade, its fruit which we discuss briefly later, and as an ornamental. The latex is the main source of chicle which is used in the production of a gum base for chewing gum.
The species name is Manilkara zapota (L.) P. van Rogen is found in the Sapotaceae family.
My Indian friends know them as Chikoo and they feel the fruit rivals avocado for healthy nutrition which is saying something. A typical cultivar is Tikalâ.
Description Of The Sapodilla Fruit
Ripe sapodilla should be sweet with a soft pulpy rusty yellow-red flesh. The fruit as you can see from the photo is globose, conical, or oval with one or more seeds. It weighs 75 to 200 g, ranging from 5 to 9 cm in diameter. The skin is a rusty or burnished orange. The flavour is quite unique too.
It is normally eaten fresh, but sometimes it is served as candy, dehydrated slices, jelly, and juices.
Difficult as there are so many insects which attack the fruit and trees. Manilkara zapota is an evergreen tree growing to 25 m (82ft.) by 25 m (82ft) at a relatively slow rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 10 but is frost tender so it can only really be seen on the Scilly Islands. The flowers are pollinated by Insects. It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable soils are light (sandy), medium (loamy), and heavy (clay) soils. The tree prefers well-drained soil but can grow well enough in impoverished, nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid and neutral soils but does grow in very acid and saline soils.
Does not grow in shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate strong winds but not maritime exposure.
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