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seanyk

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Denzler white sapote
« on: January 20, 2022, 08:15:36 AM »
I managed to get my hands on one recently. I cant find much info about it besides it's supposedly a decent variety. One of the forum members said it's not self fertile. Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: Denzler white sapote
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2022, 01:33:12 PM »
I think my Denzler is self fertile but there is other Casimiroa flowers in the vicinity.
I was not aware the possibility of Casimiroa not being self fertile. Only seedlings that make small fruit or very little fruit.

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Re: Denzler white sapote
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2022, 03:33:59 PM »
I think my Denzler is self fertile but there is other Casimiroa flowers in the vicinity.
I was not aware the possibility of Casimiroa not being self fertile. Only seedlings that make small fruit or very little fruit.

Here is some information from a study that breaks varieties into three groups based on their flowers.




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Re: Denzler white sapote
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2022, 06:32:44 PM »
Denzler is the most commonly grown white sapote in Hawaii. It was selected by bee keeper Sebastian Denzler above Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. I made a pilgrimage to his place and saw the lone tree back in the 90s. It seems self fertile in my experience. Itís the only cultivar to succeed for us in wet, low-elevation Hawaii.

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Re: Denzler white sapote
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2022, 08:47:25 PM »
We have a Denzler tree about 100 metres from other cultivars,and it fruits heavily.  I don't eat the fruit.  Half a fruit makes me nauseous.  The worst cultivar by far flavour-wise, IMO.

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Re: Denzler white sapote
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2022, 09:20:21 PM »
Denzler is the most commonly grown white sapote in Hawaii. It was selected by bee keeper Sebastian Denzler above Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. I made a pilgrimage to his place and saw the lone tree back in the 90s. It seems self fertile in my experience. Itís the only cultivar to succeed for us in wet, low-elevation Hawaii.

Thanks for the info Steph.

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Re: Denzler white sapote
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2022, 09:21:32 PM »
We have a Denzler tree about 100 metres from other cultivars,and it fruits heavily.  I don't eat the fruit.  Half a fruit makes me nauseous.  The worst cultivar by far flavour-wise, IMO.

Wow, interesting. I wonder if climate plays a part? A friend who grows it in Santa Cruz likes it. What are some of your favorite cultivars, and what is your climate like?

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Re: Denzler white sapote
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2022, 09:55:57 PM »
Reedo, I remember giving some info. on our climate in a comment a while back. I've just had a look.  it was my comment number four,so you can read that
if you want.  We imported a lot of Casimiroa cultivars from California, Florida, and N.Z.   back in the 1980 s.   If you or your friend find Denzler does well in your region, and you like the fruit,that's all you need to know.  The cultivar that does the best for us here is a local selection, so it's not much help to you.
All the best.

 

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