Sapodilla, nispero, Manilkara zapota 'Morena'
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||25" x 35"
Native to the Yucatan region of Mexico, sapodilla is a slow-growing, long-lived medium-size tree. It is an extremely elegant landscape subject, with an upright, dense distinctly pyramidal crown. The foliage is dark green, leathery and semi-glossy. The insignificant, off-white flowers mature into rounded, gray-brown, rough textured fruit with a pinkish-brown, moist, soft and delicious flesh that tastes like a pear soaked in brown sugar. Each fruit has a few hard, black seeds that can be easily separated from the flesh. Sapodilla trees fruit prolifically. The 'Moreno' cultivar has fruits that are slightly smaller than other cultivars but are produced in great quantities during the spring ripening season.
Sapodilla trees grow naturally in calcareous marl and disintegrated limestone in tropical Mexico; as such they are extremely well-adapted to South Florida. The plant also flourishes in other types of soil, from deep, loose, organic soil, to loam, light clay, sand or even gravel. Excellent drainage is essential; the plant is tolerant of drought but not excessively wet or swampy conditions. It is strong, wind-resistant, and can stand salt spray, making it a great choice for seaside or beachfront edible gardens. Sapodilla needs full sun for prolific fruiting but will tolerate partial shade.
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