The four-inch-wide, scurfy brown fruits have a juicy, sweet, yellow-brown flesh and ripen to softness in spring and summer. 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.
SKU chicle
  • full sun
  • medium
  • moderately

Scientific NameManilkara Zapota
Growth CycleEvergreen
Habit TypeFruit Tree
Flower ColorWhite
AromaNot Scented
Growth RateMedium
HabitatSouthern Mexico

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