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morris4000

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sapodilla variety questions
« on: October 21, 2022, 06:49:13 PM »
does anyone in central florida have any luck growing sapodilla?
besides butterscotch variety i hear alano is quite good.  is it a large medium or small tree?

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Re: sapodilla variety questions
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2022, 06:31:39 AM »
The Alano i had in Miami was pretty fast growing for a Sapodilla. I liked the Hasya better, bigger fruit of similar quality. Here in Sebring I have a Hasya and 2 very little Butterscotch. The Hasya was already producing until Ian took care of that, knocked all the fruit off. From my experience, they have a cold resistance similar to Mangos. Juvenile Sapodillas can take some frost but not too much. Not sure what mature Sapodillas can take, non in my neighborhood.

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Re: sapodilla variety questions
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2022, 02:11:29 PM »
I had 5+ hours under 32F last Winter and lost a Haysa,
Morena, Silas Wood.
My makok made it but its on the South side of my house.
Alano gets large but where I am at in 9b they slow down growing
in the Winter and take a while to grow

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Re: sapodilla variety questions
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2022, 02:48:24 PM »
When I visited Lara Farms in Miami early this year and asked the owner to recommend a sapodilla, he said they are all great and couldn't recommend a specific one.  I ended up choosing Tikal.  I still have it growing in a container (in the greenhouse now), but it has been reasonably vigorous and very healthy so far.  Not sure how much my experience help you growing in-ground in Florida, but I figured I would share

 

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