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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 9, 2010
2:05 PM

Post #7955585

Will it make fruit in zone 9 b or 10 a
jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 9, 2010
2:27 PM

Post #7955628

You are probably referring to Sapodilla or Sapota. I know they are grown down in South Texas by Port Isabel and RiversEndNursery carries them.

digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 9, 2010
2:38 PM

Post #7955661

Never could spell . I want to put them out about 40 miles N of Corpus .Thanks , I'll check with Rivers End
carolyn_haack
Saint Petersburg, FL

July 9, 2010
3:51 PM

Post #7955832

Sapodilla will fruit in 9B with protection. You'll lose it to a cold winter though.

If what you're looking for is Sapote there's several kinds, the White Sapote is hardy down to about 22, the Black, Mamay/Green, Ross Sapote are really not built to stand freezing temps.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 9, 2010
3:54 PM

Post #7955846

I have the white .

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


July 9, 2010
3:59 PM

Post #7955854

Sapodilla, Manilkara zapota likes to be in warm humid environments.
It has long been cultivated in Central & South America, and the Caribbean.

I have been growing it in upcountry Hawai'i for several years, but have never gotten it to set fruit yet, although it does flower.
A few of my friends in the lowlands are growing it and it produces well.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 9, 2010
4:04 PM

Post #7955861

I'll put them (all two ) out on the south side with a wire fence around to cover if it gets too cold . Last year , we had 25degrees three nights in a row . Very unusual .
jujubetexas
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 9, 2010
10:24 PM

Post #7956670

They were selling them fresh off the trees when I was down at RiversEnd in May. They have a very pleasant after taste.
carolyn_haack
Saint Petersburg, FL

July 10, 2010
3:23 PM

Post #7958102

Mine fruited last year, but I couldn't seem to get them at the perfect degree of ripeness. The first ones I harvested were still latex-y and the last bunch were a little "off".

No fruit this year, as the freezes knocked it way back.
bettydee
La Grange, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 11, 2010
8:46 AM

Post #7959602

Digger, Is there a Corpus, GA? If you are referring to 40 mi. north of Corpus Christi, Texas, that would put you somewhere between Refugio and Goliad somewhere between zone 9a and 8b. Corpus is in zone 9a. Hardiness temperatures given are for the plant itself, not the fruit.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

July 11, 2010
9:31 AM

Post #7959703

Nope, Texas . Right at Copono bay on the coast .I do have trees for shelter all around me .
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 28, 2011
6:56 PM

Post #8828550

Short up date . They froze . Another bad winter this last one . Won't waste my money on any more tropicals . Do have lemon grapefruit and lime . The have withstood two bad winters .Have loquat and they have done well .
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

October 14, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8848582

Getting ready to make it back to Tex . I'll see what the drought has done to my little trees that were left after the freeze of last winter .

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