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BonsaiBeast

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Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
« on: January 13, 2018, 08:17:40 PM »




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


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Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 11:17:05 PM »
I have 2 that look just like that.

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Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 01:04:39 AM »
I have 2 that look just like that.

And I'm assuming they're doing well?

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Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Is a White Sapote supposed to look like this?
« Reply #6 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.

 

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