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Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« on: September 15, 2020, 10:00:43 PM »
Does anyone have or know where to buy one of the zills butterscotch sapodilla? Thanks!
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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 09:29:20 AM »
Hi Alex , i suggest:  if you have a chance,  get a seedling going, so you can graft later on. This variety is backordered at ZHPP , i heard they are filling 2019 orders right now for the nurseries and if available that too will be sold at a very high price. You will surely be able to get scions here from members next season.

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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 04:37:28 PM »
Tell me again what makes it better than Alano.  Larger fruit?  Less grit?  Smaller tree?  I don't know how it could top Alano in flavor.
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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 07:33:52 PM »
Hi Alex , i suggest:  if you have a chance,  get a seedling going, so you can graft later on. This variety is backordered at ZHPP , i heard they are filling 2019 orders right now for the nurseries and if available that too will be sold at a very high price. You will surely be able to get scions here from members next season.

Thanks Satya. There is nowhere nearby that sells sapodilla to get seeds from. Do you think it will be big enough in the fall to graft to(assuming that I find seeds)?

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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2020, 07:34:36 PM »
Tell me again what makes it better than Alano.  Larger fruit?  Less grit?  Smaller tree?  I don't know how it could top Alano in flavor.
Supposedly tastes more like butterscotch candy than brown sugar.

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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2020, 07:57:30 PM »
Hi Alex , i suggest:  if you have a chance,  get a seedling going, so you can graft later on. This variety is backordered at ZHPP , i heard they are filling 2019 orders right now for the nurseries and if available that too will be sold at a very high price. You will surely be able to get scions here from members next season.

Thanks Satya. There is nowhere nearby that sells sapodilla to get seeds from. Do you think it will be big enough in the fall to graft to(assuming that I find seeds)?

Local farmers market should have them. I am not sure how fast they grow, i have a seed in paper towel waiting to sprout, a fruit shared to us when we visited cape coral/pine island. So many members here grow sapodilla so it should be easy to find/buy fruit or a random seedling growing in their compost pit, given they want to share ;)

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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 07:59:31 PM »
Tell me again what makes it better than Alano.  Larger fruit?  Less grit?  Smaller tree?  I don't know how it could top Alano in flavor.

Yes same story i heard too..low grit, highly precoccious and productive and taste like butterscotch candy. I am not sure if it is compact/dwarf, havenít heard from growers who have a mature tree.

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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 10:02:14 PM »
Hi Alex , i suggest:  if you have a chance,  get a seedling going, so you can graft later on. This variety is backordered at ZHPP , i heard they are filling 2019 orders right now for the nurseries and if available that too will be sold at a very high price. You will surely be able to get scions here from members next season.

Thanks Satya. There is nowhere nearby that sells sapodilla to get seeds from. Do you think it will be big enough in the fall to graft to(assuming that I find seeds)?

Eh...I dunno about that...I'm sure sapodillas grow faster in South Florida than here, but I started a seed in January and the plant is about 3" tall now.

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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2020, 09:36:11 AM »
Hi Alex , i suggest:  if you have a chance,  get a seedling going, so you can graft later on. This variety is backordered at ZHPP , i heard they are filling 2019 orders right now for the nurseries and if available that too will be sold at a very high price. You will surely be able to get scions here from members next season.

Thanks Satya. There is nowhere nearby that sells sapodilla to get seeds from. Do you think it will be big enough in the fall to graft to(assuming that I find seeds)?

Eh...I dunno about that...I'm sure sapodillas grow faster in South Florida than here, but I started a seed in January and the plant is about 3" tall now.

For me they have been growing rather slowly from seed. Mine are 2 feet tall after 2 years (desert climate). I'm expecting them to pick up speed now that I have planted then in ground.

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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2020, 10:11:36 AM »
They take a while to get graft size from seed.
I have some from earlier this year but they are only 6 inches.
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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2020, 07:03:26 PM »
They take a while to get graft size from seed.
I have some from earlier this year but they are only 6 inches.

That's what I've heard. I think I'll buy a larger good variety and then buy butterscotch scions like Satya suggested. Don't want to wait 6 years for fruit by grafting to a seedling.

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Re: Wtb butterscotch sapodilla
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2020, 09:39:52 PM »
They take a while to get graft size from seed.
I have some from earlier this year but they are only 6 inches.

That's what I've heard. I think I'll buy a larger good variety and then buy butterscotch scions like Satya suggested. Don't want to wait 6 years for fruit by grafting to a seedling.
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