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PlantFiles: Sapote, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota

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

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Edible Fruits and Nuts
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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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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