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alexO

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Growing Sapodilla
« on: November 04, 2012, 05:39:15 PM »
Hey guys,

Just wondering if you can grow Sapodilla in a container? And if you can which variety?

Thanks

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Re: Growing Sapodilla
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 05:52:08 PM »

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Re: Growing Sapodilla
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 06:53:18 PM »
I have 15 in large pots 25 gallons they do well. that is my personal collection.we sell 3,7 and 15 gallon .contact me off line  at Trees N More. net
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Re: Growing Sapodilla
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 07:41:40 PM »
Yes...depending on what your limitations are would dictate what varieties would be recommended.  In any event, if you plan on keeping in the pot its entire lifetime I would not rely on a 25 gallon to suffice.   While moving it would not be too easy, if trying to keep it in a pot for its entire lifetime I would go with a pot in the 100 gallon range. 

Young saps would require some protection if you get an extended cold spell under 30 degrees, mature trees can withstand temps down as low as 26 degrees or so.  For best results, keep protected from a North wind.
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Re: Growing Sapodilla
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 08:17:45 PM »
I've been contemplating getting another but for a container. Makok. Dwarf and bears allot.
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Re: Growing Sapodilla
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 08:35:01 PM »
It is better to thin a Makok's crop then let it bear an excessive amount.  It will allow for the fruit to become large in size and a better flesh to seed (and skin) ration.  Yes, I know some of you eat the skin but I do not.
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