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natsgarden123

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What variety of sapodilla is this?
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:56:04 AM »
I know its supposed to be mango BUT this is my next door neighbors tree-he had no clue that it was a Sapodilla until I pointed it out-any thoughts ( he also has a mango tree which needs ID-will post later)









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Re: What variety of sapodilla is this?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 11:12:48 PM »
I know its supposed to be mango BUT this is my next door neighbors tree-he had no clue that it was a Sapodilla until I pointed it out-any thoughts ( he also has a mango tree which needs ID-will post later)









Would like to see the inside of the fruit but from the outside and a distant picture of the tree I am leaning toward Tikal.  Fruit looks a little like Alano also but that tree seems a little large to be an Alano.
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Re: What variety of sapodilla is this?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 08:36:42 AM »
I would say that it is impossible to say with any accuracy.  Based on the tree size and shape, I think it is most likely a seedling tree and not a named culitvar.  I guess you have no idea when it was first planted....of course not.  The tree has been around for quite a while.  Unless the planter was "in the know" as a rare fruit collector, I would put my money on it beng a seedling.  Have you tried the fruit?  If it is grainy textured, lots of stone cells, that would be the clincher for me.

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Re: What variety of sapodilla is this?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 06:46:10 PM »
I haven't tried one. He hasn't either. The one in the photo is mine. It looks a bit early to have been picked.  Nevertheless ,I'm letting it ripen and ill report back. The fruit is very high up on the tree.

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Re: What variety of sapodilla is this?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 08:39:45 PM »
I haven't tried one. He hasn't either. The one in the photo is mine. It looks a bit early to have been picked.  Nevertheless ,I'm letting it ripen and ill report back. The fruit is very high up on the tree.
Now you have confused me...the picture of the tree and fruit are yours or just the fruit?  Is that what you wanted to know the variety of or his ?
- Rob

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Re: What variety of sapodilla is this?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 08:46:19 PM »
Rob

The tree is my next door neighbors tree.  He had no idea that it was a Sapodilla, until I pointed it out to him.  He has never tasted any of the fruit.   I took photos of the tree, and I asked him to give me a fruit.  So, the tree belongs to my neighbor and the fruit he gave to me ( to try).    No one, of late,   has tasted  the fruit yet ( my neighbor owned this house for  7 years)
The tree was planted in the mid 1970's.


 

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Re: What variety of sapodilla is this?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 09:14:21 PM »
7 years and not one question asked or one fruit sampled from the tree?  wow....
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Re: What variety of sapodilla is this?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 10:12:23 PM »
7 years and not one question asked or one fruit sampled from the tree?  wow....

Our neighborhood was created in the 1970s. It was a "live with nature" community designed to preserve. There are a lot of very old trees here.  We have 100+yo pines. 
My neighbor wanted to show me the Avocado tree he planted. I walked back and I  saw a small, newly planted  Avocado and right behind it was the huge Sapodilla.  He never even heard of Sapodilla...  :)

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Re: What variety of sapodilla is this?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2012, 07:55:41 PM »
Update-just tasted the fruit and its delicious.  A little grainy-tastes like Brown Sugar variety- even sweeter- Im going over there to ask for some more  fruit :)



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Re: What variety of sapodilla is this?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2012, 08:18:57 PM »
Tell the neighbor it was gross tasting, and then go steal the fruits when he is not home! ;)

Only kidding (well maybe not!), but you can grow out the seed and then graft pieces of his tree onto it.

 

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