Sapote, Mamey Sapote

Pouteria sapota

Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Pouteria (po-TER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: sapota (suh-POH-tuh) (Info)


Edible Fruits and Nuts


Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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over 40 ft. (12 m)


30-40 ft. (9-12 m)


USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Encinitas, California

Fort Myers, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Mulberry, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Hilo, Hawaii

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.