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"Gigantia sapodilla"
« on: August 03, 2015, 07:20:58 PM »
I bought a gigantia sapodilla tree 15 gallon and I was wondering if anyone has one that's bearing fruit or if they have ever tried the fruit? All I know is its supposed to be large and very sweet.

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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2015, 08:02:18 PM »
Never heard of it.  The largest local selection for Sapodilla that I have encountered is the Oxcutzcab or as it is known locally, the OX.  Its been around since the 1990's,is quite large and very sweet.
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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 08:15:45 PM »
Gingantea was named by Gary Zill/ ZHPP.   It was released about 3 years ago or so.  From what i remember, the fruits flesh color is red.  I dont know anyone who has fruited it in the yard yet.  I know someone who planted one on release and will see what his is doing.  Fruit size is large from what i saw.  New growth has a striking brighter red color.
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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 08:28:38 PM »
Yes I planted mine about 2 months ago and there's been tons of new growth and it's all rose pink in color if I knew how to upload pics on phone I could share plus when I got it had couple of immature fruits drop but now flowing like crazy.

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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 09:33:14 PM »
I for one would be very interested to know about how productive this sapodilla variety (Gigantia) is, in comparison to common/popular varieties such as 'Tikal.'
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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2015, 09:57:31 PM »
Be very care when staking a tree like that.  Let me restate that, I dont recommend staking a tree like thst.  You may very well wind up with the top of tge tree snapped off at the uppermost "tie".  I highly recommend placing the stake snug up against the trunk and tying the trunk to the stake in equal increments.
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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2015, 08:07:16 PM »
Yes thanks for that I thought it was good but I just removed them the tree is very sturdy I don't even think I needed to have it staked unlike other fruit trees I've bought.

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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2015, 12:54:48 PM »
This cultivar in very ornamental!

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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2015, 08:47:43 PM »
Be very care when staking a tree like that.  Let me restate that, I dont recommend staking a tree like thst.  You may very well wind up with the top of tge tree snapped off at the uppermost "tie". I highly recommend placing the stake snug up against the trunk and tying the trunk to the stake in equal increments.

I don't think staking the tree snug up against the trunk is always the best way to go. I've seen trees from nurseries that have been staked too closely never develop a strong trunk.

To develop a stronger root system and trunk, it's better to allow some "shaking" when staked.

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Re: "Gigantia sapodilla"
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2015, 08:51:58 PM »
beautiful tree, hope it produces lots of delicious fruit for you very soon.

i know it seems counterintuitive, but I'd cut that tree almost in half!  or at least cut it back by 1/3.

it will branch out very nicely.

I'd recommend keeping the tree pruned regularly to keep the fruit within reach..and to keep the tree from getting too large!

now is the best time to get started!

 

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