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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: BonsaiBeast on January 13, 2018, 08:17:40 PM

Title: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
Post by: BonsaiBeast on January 13, 2018, 08:17:40 PM
(https://s14.postimg.cc/yfk5qd8j1/IMG_20180113_171308833.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/yfk5qd8j1/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/lo5zjv6gt/IMG_20180113_171258206.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lo5zjv6gt/)

I've heard of some tropical plants having a fat bulb at the roots. Is this normal for white sapote?

Title: Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
Post by: joehewitt on January 13, 2018, 10:11:59 PM
Kind of looks like the seedling fell over sideways and then regrew upwards after that. Not all that unusual.
Title: Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
Post by: clannewton on January 13, 2018, 11:17:05 PM
I have 2 that look just like that.
Title: Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
Post by: BonsaiBeast on January 14, 2018, 01:04:39 AM
I have 2 that look just like that.

And I'm assuming they're doing well?
Title: Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
Post by: greenman62 on January 14, 2018, 03:53:02 PM
i would keep it staked for a bit
maybe unstake it for a while in low winds
to force it to strengthen the base.

i would just worry a little about high winds, uprooting or snapping.
i dont know that much about white sapote though
so i dont know if its a strong wood or not.
i have one about the same size, or a little larger,
and havent had any problems with it.
its kinda protected from wind though.
Title: Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
Post by: pineislander on January 14, 2018, 09:45:30 PM
I haven't seen one like that, and don't know very much about them, but have observed several grafted white sapotes which have exceptionally bulbous rootstocks compared to other species of trees.
Title: Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
Post by: clannewton on January 14, 2018, 11:06:03 PM
I have 2 that look just like that.

And I'm assuming they're doing well?

Tree is about 5' tall and doing fine, but has not produced any fruit or held any blooms.