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Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« on: August 04, 2023, 11:30:17 PM »
Hi,
I'm trying to decide whether to get an Alano or Makok sapodilla tree.  Between the Alano and Makok sapodilla, which one has more of a caramel flavor?  Which one is sweeter?  Which one is smoother?

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Sue

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Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2023, 12:33:10 AM »
Alano grows well in SoCal and it produces well even without another variety once it gets some size to it. The fruit is medium small and is super sweet with some grainy texture.

Makok is a slower growing tree if I remember correctly. Iím not growing Makok but I have several friends with a tree. The fruit is good quality and a bit less sweet and it has a smoother texture if I remember correctly but it still has some grittiness.

You should also consider Butterscotch Sapodilla as it is considered the best tasting Sapodilla from what Iíve read about it on this forum. I have not personally tasted Butterscotch but some reputable sources vouch for the superiority of this newcomer.

I have an Alano with Thomas grafted on top and I plan on eventually grafting most of my tree to Butterscotch once I get enough scions from my tiny potted Butterscotch.

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Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2023, 03:24:14 AM »
Get Alano if you want tons of saps that will satisfy most people.

Makok is kinda gritty to me and it grows slow but still flowers and fruits.

Get a butterscotch only if you want a tree that flowers like crazy but doesnt set and hold fruit for a long time. I think butterscotch needs a buddy to help with pollination.

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Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2023, 09:27:20 AM »
Makok stays much smaller.
I like the taste of makok more. It is less sweet and more chicle flavor.
The alano produces slightly larger and allot more fruit
I have both trees

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Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2023, 09:33:07 AM »
if you want a smaller sap, I'd go with silas woods. I like the taste better, and it's extremely productive. I think both alano and silas are seedlings of makok.
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Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2023, 09:57:43 AM »
if you want a smaller sap, I'd go with silas woods. I like the taste better, and it's extremely productive. I think both alano and silas are seedlings of makok.

My Silas wood seems to be the winner for production in my yard.

The size is perfect.

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Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2023, 11:14:57 AM »
Hi,
I'm trying to decide whether to get an Alano or Makok sapodilla tree.  Between the Alano and Makok sapodilla, which one has more of a caramel flavor?  Which one is sweeter?  Which one is smoother?

Thanks,
Sue
I've found the flavor of Alano to be very sweet, rich, and caramel-like.  Sometimes it even tastes like coffee with cream and sugar!  I never found it be super gritty.  The tree is beautiful.  I have no experience with Makok.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2023, 01:58:44 PM by johnb51 »
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Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2023, 05:29:16 PM »
Thanks for the responses everyone, I really appreciate it!   

Initially, I was leaning towards Makok due to its dwarf nature, but after reading the responses, it seems like Alano may be sweeter with more caramel/butterscotch flavor and I love the taste of caramel, so now I'm leaning towards that :)  Still thinking about Butterscotch, but worried about poor fruit set since I can only have one tree.

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Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2023, 06:29:41 PM »
I also lives in san diego.  When it comes to sapodillas, imo, you should not look for dwarf kind, since they are pretty much slow grower, unlike in Florida.

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Re: Alano vs Makok Sapodilla
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2023, 07:33:37 PM »
I have both those trees and they both grow slow but the Alano is growing a lot quicker and is producing after 4 years. 
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