Mamey Sapote Fruit Tree

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    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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$ 70.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Pouteria sapota

Common Names:Mamey Sapote, Mammee Sapote, Tzapot, Zapote

Overview: The Mamey Sapote, a tropical delight hailing from the Caribbean and Central America, offers a unique and flavorful addition to any fruit collection. This tree produces large, oval-shaped fruits with rough, brown skin and sweet, orange-red flesh. The creamy texture of the Mamey Sapote is reminiscent of sweet potato or pumpkin, with a taste that combines hints of almond, sweet potato, and apricot, making it a versatile ingredient for desserts, smoothies, and savory dishes. With its tropical origins, the Mamey Sapote thrives in warm climates and well-drained soil, requiring ample sunlight to flourish. The tree’s glossy, dark green foliage provides a lush backdrop to its bountiful fruit production.

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Description

Enjoy this exotic Central American treat anytime

The Mamey Sapote, scientifically known as Pouteria sapota, is a tropical fruit tree prized for its sweet and creamy fruit. Originating from Central America, this evergreen tree produces large, oval-shaped fruits with rough, brown skin and vibrant orange flesh. The flesh has a smooth texture and a flavor reminiscent of sweet potato, pumpkin, and almond, making it a delightful treat on its own or as an ingredient in smoothies, desserts, and ice creams.

Caring for your Sapote

The Mamey Sapote belongs to the Sapotaceae family and is prized for its delicious and nutritious fruit, as well as its ornamental value in landscaping. Growing and caring for Mamey Sapote trees requires attention to their specific environmental needs, soil conditions, pruning, and pest management.

Light

Mamey Sapote trees thrive in tropical and subtropical climates, where temperatures remain consistently warm throughout the year. Ideal temperature range for growth is between 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C). Plant Mamey Sapote trees in a location that receives full sun exposure for at least 6 to 8 hours a day. Protect young trees from strong winds and frost, as they are sensitive to cold temperatures.

Soil

Mamey Sapote trees prefer well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 to 7.5. Sandy loam or loamy soil types are ideal for optimal root development and water drainage. Ensure the soil is rich in organic matter by amending it with compost or well-decomposed manure before planting.

Choose a planting site with sufficient space to accommodate the mature size of the Mamey Sapote tree, which can reach heights of up to 60 feet. Dig a hole that is twice as wide and slightly deeper than the root ball of the sapling. Place the tree in the center of the hole and backfill with soil, ensuring that the graft union is above the soil line. Water the newly planted tree thoroughly to settle the soil and remove any air pockets around the roots. Mulch the area around the base of the tree with organic mulch to retain moisture and suppress weed growth.

Water

Provide regular, deep watering to Mamey Sapote trees, especially during the dry season or periods of drought. Water young trees deeply once or twice a week, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings. Mature trees may require less frequent watering but still benefit from deep irrigation during prolonged dry spells. Avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot and other fungal diseases.

Fertilization

Apply a balanced fertilizer specifically formulated for fruit trees to promote healthy growth and fruit production. Fertilize young Mamey Sapote trees every 2 to 3 months during the growing season, starting in early spring. Mature trees can be fertilized 3 to 4 times a year, with reduced frequency during the winter months. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates and timing, and avoid applying fertilizer directly to the trunk to prevent burning.

Pruning

Prune Mamey Sapote trees annually to maintain their shape, remove dead or diseased branches, and improve air circulation within the canopy. Conduct pruning during the dormant season, preferably in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. Use clean, sharp pruning tools to make clean cuts and minimize the risk of introducing pathogens. Remove any suckers or water sprouts that emerge from the base of the tree or along the trunk. Prune branches that are crossing or rubbing against each other to prevent damage and encourage proper growth.

Pest and Disease Management

Keep Mamey Sapote trees healthy and stress-free to minimize susceptibility to pests and diseases. Monitor the trees regularly for signs of pests such as aphids, scale insects, mites, and fruit flies. Control pest infestations with insecticidal soap, horticultural oil, or neem oil, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Practice good sanitation by removing fallen leaves, fruits, and debris from around the base of the tree to prevent fungal diseases. Treat fungal infections such as powdery mildew or anthracnose with fungicides labeled for use on fruit trees, if necessary.

Harvesting

Mamey Sapote fruits typically ripen 4 to 5 months after flowering, depending on the variety and growing conditions. Harvest fruits when they are fully mature and have developed a deep, reddish-brown color and yield slightly to gentle pressure. Use pruning shears to cut the fruits from the tree, leaving a short stem attached. Handle harvested fruits with care to avoid bruising or damage, as they are susceptible to spoilage.

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Mature Height

20 ft – 30 ft

Spacing

4 ft – 6 ft

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