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Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« on: November 29, 2021, 02:34:44 PM »
Where the temperature is always between 20c/68f - 35c/95f?  Or is it like cherimoya that can only fruit highland tropics or in a mediterranean  like climate?

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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2021, 10:53:01 PM »
I don't think white sapote needs chill. I've seen fruit on a tree in waimanalo which has january lows of 66f.

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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2021, 03:58:28 AM »
White sapote fruits fine here in lowland tropics Hawaii. Does not need chill hours.
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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2021, 05:50:25 AM »
Interesting. So do you guys know if the lowland  fruits taste as good as those grown in higher altitudes? And does white sapote trees grown in lowland tropics produce the same yield as the trees in the highlands? Thanks guys.

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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2021, 09:57:50 AM »
Interesting. So do you guys know if the lowland  fruits taste as good as those grown in higher altitudes? And does white sapote trees grown in lowland tropics produce the same yield as the trees in the highlands? Thanks guys.
They probably taste better in a drier climate, like most fruits.
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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2021, 11:13:07 AM »
I’m Costa Rica white sapote grows naturally at about 5000’. At lowland it’s like trying to grow loquat or lychee. You might get some sometimes but doesn’t really work.

I’ve had some very good white sapote here, better than what I had from the very dry Guanajuato.
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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2021, 10:47:07 AM »
Jeeh

The white sapote at sea level (Mazatlán port México) grows exaggeratedly enormous, it loves the heat from 32 to 34 ° C and the cold 5 ° C without problems, my climate is humid too, it bears very tasty fruit and in hot weather it is when it develops more.

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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2021, 04:47:16 PM »
Interesting. So do you guys know if the lowland  fruits taste as good as those grown in higher altitudes? And does white sapote trees grown in lowland tropics produce the same yield as the trees in the highlands? Thanks guys.
Lowland grown white sapote here in Hawaii tastes just fine. But white sapote on rainy side of the island is much more susceptible to disease than white sapote grown on dry side of the island. Kona grown white sapote is definitely better than white sapote on Hilo side. Not sure about yields, but i would think dry side also has better yields.
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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2021, 04:57:37 PM »
That's great to hear. Thanks for the info  guys

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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2021, 03:55:27 PM »
One problem with white sapote in hot tropics is they are not fond of intense heat but they want full sun, so I feel you have to make a compromise growing it in hotter areas.

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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2021, 06:03:23 PM »
it can grow at lowlands tropics sometimes but it grows better at mid to high elevations where citrus grows best.

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Re: Can white sapote fruit in lowland tropical climate?
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2021, 09:19:50 PM »
One problem with white sapote in hot tropics is they are not fond of intense heat but they want full sun, so I feel you have to make a compromise growing it in hotter areas.
They can take 100F degrees with no problem. Tropical areas don't usually get that hot. In areas where temperatures get over 100 can use shade cloth.
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