Author Topic: How small can I reasonably keep Mamey & White Sapote Trees?  (Read 688 times)

Heather Florida

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I want to plant a Mamey Sapote and a White Sapote. How much room will they need? How small can I reasonably prune them?
I don't need a ton of fruit, just for my family.

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Re: How small can I reasonably keep Mamey & White Sapote Trees?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2022, 10:55:06 PM »
I kept my Sue Belle white sapote at 10 feet. It was very vigorous though so I needed to prune about every six months.  It took a good prune though with no problems.

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Re: How small can I reasonably keep Mamey & White Sapote Trees?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2022, 08:37:24 AM »
Great, thank you!

Does anyone have any experience with Mamey Sapote?

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Re: How small can I reasonably keep Mamey & White Sapote Trees?
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2022, 09:22:47 AM »
Great, thank you!

Does anyone have any experience with Mamey Sapote?
I've heard it likes to grow large.  You should probably carefully select the variety.  There's a new one they call Pumpkin Pie that's one of the smaller varieties if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: How small can I reasonably keep Mamey & White Sapote Trees?
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2022, 10:42:36 AM »
Great, thank you!

Does anyone have any experience with Mamey Sapote?
I've heard it likes to grow large.  You should probably carefully select the variety.  There's a new one they call Pumpkin Pie that's one of the smaller varieties if I'm not mistaken.

Thanks, John! I already got a Pantin (Key West) Mamey Sapote, I am just trying to figure out where to plant it!

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Re: How small can I reasonably keep Mamey & White Sapote Trees?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2022, 01:12:54 PM »
Pumpkin pie or Viejo would be your best bet.

Pantin will want to get large.

Only advice is to start tip pruning early.

 

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