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Title: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: FV Fruit Freak on July 06, 2019, 01:53:56 PM
I know thereís some talk about the production of sapodillas in So Cal on this forum, with Alano possibly being the most productive. HOWEVER, Iím looking for info on the TASTIEST variety out of alano, hasya and Silas woods that have been grown in So Cal. I know taste is subjective but If anyone has experience with the taste of these varieties grown in Southern California, and could shed some light, it would be much appreciated! Thanks.
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: simon_grow on July 06, 2019, 04:49:00 PM
Iíve tried several several named and unnamed varieties and I still like Alano the best. Alano was the first variety I ever ate and perhaps itís flavor is engrained in my mind but I really like the very sweet slightly caramel flavor of Alano. There are smoother varieties and varieties with more caramel but Alano is one of my favorites.

There are still many varieties I have not tasted.

Simon
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: FV Fruit Freak on July 06, 2019, 05:38:43 PM
Thanks so much Simon! Definitely helps with the decision.
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: Das Bhut on July 06, 2019, 07:13:51 PM
I don't know about socal but in sfl alano tastes good even if you pick it when it's not ripe
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: johnb51 on July 06, 2019, 08:26:35 PM
I don't know about socal but in sfl alano tastes good even if you pick it when it's not ripe
+1 
I love Alano.
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: AndrewAZ on July 06, 2019, 10:50:56 PM
Well, if you are just going for flavor, you may want to look into the Zill release of the butter scotch sapodilla.
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: Johnny Eat Fruit on July 07, 2019, 01:51:00 PM
I can probably answer your question in about 1-2 years, unfortunately not now.

Growing five varieties of sapodilla and only Morea has fruit right now. As the trees mature and produce more it will be interesting to compare the various flavors and textures. 

Only Tikal and Molix are in the ground at the present time but I plan on grafting the others to my more established trees later.

They all seem to grow well and flush before most of my mango trees here in SoCal.

Johnny
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: JF on July 07, 2019, 01:55:17 PM
Alano is my best tree and Haysa is the best tasting. I have a 45 gallon 15í fruiting Haysa for sale, Iíll post later.
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: Paulish on July 13, 2019, 10:00:04 PM
If anyone has some seedlings we can use for root stock I should be able to source some Butterscotch sapodilla scions.
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: FV Fruit Freak on July 14, 2019, 12:39:07 AM
If anyone has some seedlings we can use for root stock I should be able to source some Butterscotch sapodilla scions.

That would be awesome. Unfortunately I donít have any seedlings, however, I just purchased a small Alano in a 5g that already has some flower buds. I would love to graft a couple butterscotch scions onto it. Please let me know if you are able to get those. Thanks!
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: sammmy on July 14, 2019, 12:57:28 PM
Someone has access to Butterscotch wood?

How is that possible?

I've heard its only been released recently and that the plants at ZHPP for sale (wholesale only) are tiny.

If someone has an established Butterscotch sap I'd be interested in seeing pictures, getting a fruit report etc.
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: Thomasha on September 11, 2019, 10:52:09 PM
Butterscotch sapodilla scions? I got two here :(
(https://i.postimg.cc/dZG7jxGY/B0-BEA2-B4-CC5-C-4467-AAAA-D4-FA596070-F1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dZG7jxGY)
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: simon_grow on September 11, 2019, 11:26:50 PM
Iím sorry to see that. Hopefully they will send you replacements. You might get lucky with growth above the graft union.

Simon
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: marklee on September 12, 2019, 12:32:40 AM
Alano is too sweet for me, but it is my most productive. i actually like Makok the best, it is more subtle tasting.
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: palingkecil on September 12, 2019, 03:32:21 PM
Anybody selling grafted Makok? Mimosa does not have any, Champa only has small and ill looking ones, exotica has big ones but will cost about $250 included shipping.
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: VP on September 14, 2019, 12:01:02 AM
Palingkecil... Sunshine Nursery in Rosemead is famous for big Sapo trees and varieties. Big price tags but given Sapo is slow growing, it is worth the price for big trees. Order more than 300 will have free local delivery.
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: Thomasha on September 14, 2019, 12:53:22 AM
My friend bought a PPC from sunshine turned out to be sugar apple... Overpriced and liar!
Title: Re: Alano, Hasya, or Silas Woods sapodilla for So Cal? TASTIEST?
Post by: TnTrobbie on September 14, 2019, 10:10:23 AM
I've heard nothing but glowing reviews about this "Butterscotch" sapodilla from 6-7 different sources. I don't know about it being in "limited supply" or "limited production". Almost all the nursery men I've seen them at had 10-20 in stock- and all were told the same thing- "It will no longer be propagated" and said the same  thing, "this is the last of the batch".
Based on very very young plants (pencil thick and less than a foot tall) in different areas of FL from Central to South, they seem to hold fruit at that size.