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question about sapodilla sold at market in CA
« on: March 06, 2018, 12:37:23 PM »
I notice there is increasing availability of sapodilla for sale at Asian and Hispanic supermarkets around LA and Orange Counties.  They have sticky labels on them with nispero/chico.  They come in different sizes some egg size, some larger, indicating that they are different varieties.  The one thing they have in common is that they are very green, hard to the touch and have no scent at all.  They are not cheap.  A recent visit to the supermarket finds them at $7.99 per pound.

My question is if any forum members have bought them.  Are they worth it and will they ripen properly on the counter?  Thanks for your input.

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Re: question about sapodilla sold at market in CA
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 01:12:16 PM »
That's expensive. Sapodillas are like 2.99-4.99 in Atlanta. If you're  craving for sapodilla, then it's worth to buy some. I think big one is the Ox variety. It has a slight tin of red in the flesh. They can ripen on the counter. If you have a rice container, it would be better. They're aiite eating.

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Re: question about sapodilla sold at market in CA
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 01:53:01 PM »
That's pricey. Don't spend more than $4 / pound, unless you've never had them before and just want to sample. Saps normally ripen pretty well, even when plucked early.
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Re: question about sapodilla sold at market in CA
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 02:36:34 PM »
They are one of my favorite fruits. I planted 5 grafted trees and 3 seedlings so far.
My trees were 30F one night this year and didn't blink. They didn't drop fruit either,
but people seem to have more issues in CA. growing them. It seems they like humidity.
If you haven't tried one pay the price.

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Re: question about sapodilla sold at market in CA
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 11:11:28 PM »
They are one of my favorite fruits. I planted 5 grafted trees and 3 seedlings so far.
My trees were 30F one night this year and didn't blink. They didn't drop fruit either,
but people seem to have more issues in CA. growing them. It seems they like humidity.
If you haven't tried one pay the price.

We had 2 weeks of consistent 30 at night &29 being the coldest... my 2 chicos are thriving despite low humidity we have.

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Re: question about sapodilla sold at market in CA
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 02:11:54 AM »
I bought some in Little Saigon that were duck egg size and brown...they were pretty dang good. I did put them on the counter for a number days to further ripen them FYI. Good luck. Chris
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Re: question about sapodilla sold at market in CA
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 07:38:51 AM »
I have a small three foot Hasya Sapodilla that survived a 6.5 hour freeze with a low of 25 degrees back in January. It wasn't harmed at all and is currently flushing. I actually was out protecting my mango trees that night and video recorded the temps and in part of the video you can see the unprotected Sapodilla tree. At the time I thought it was a sure goner but day after day went by and no harm was done to it. Star fruit we're completely defoliated with branch damage that same night. I'm still trying to figure out how this tree did so well. Here are some facts that may have played a part in it's survival. I hadn't watered tree in months although we had above average rain. The tree was not looking healthy as the leaves are a bit yellow compared to my other saps. The tree acted like it was very dormant from the earlier freezes we had in which I did protect it when we got down to 28*.  I actually was planning on letting it die the night we hit 25 as I have to many things to protect but it's alive and growing. I bought these Sapodilla trees because I first tried the fruit from an Oriental market. Loved the fruit except when it's unripe which is very astringent like persimmon.

 

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