Scientific Name: Manilkara Zapota (Chickoo)
The smooth, dark, and glossy, six-inch-long evergreen leaves are clustered at the tips of twigs and the small, cream-colored solitary flowers appear in the leaf axils throughout the year. The four-inch-wide, scurfy brown fruits have a juicy, sweet, yellow-brown flesh and ripen to softness in spring and summer. The flower-to-fruit period is about ten months. The bark and branches, when injured, bleed a white latex which is the source of chicle, the original base for chewing gum. The trunk on older specimens is flaky and quite attractive, and flares at the base into numerous surface roots.
-Max. Height: 15 m
-Max. Width: 12 m
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* Delivered trees are in their youth stage. This allows them to adapt to their environment which ensures better growth.
* Height of trees range from 1m to 2m.
Other Common Names: Sapodilla, Nispero
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand
Growth Rate: Medium
Flowering Period: Year round flowering
Flower Color: White
Flower Scent: No fragrance
Fruit Color: Brown
Country of Origin: Southern Mexico
Gardening Tips: Pruning is little needed to develop a strong structure.