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Santol, Sentul, Kechapi, Lolly Fruit

Sandoricum koetjape

Family: Meliaceae (me-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sandoricum
Species: koetjape

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth

Textured

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (yellow-green)

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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 air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Lake Worth, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 17, 2008, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

A gift seedling given last summer has become a beautiful houseplant with large,lush dark green,corrugated, tri leafed leaves. It has thrived indoors on sometimes very low humidity although i have never let it dry out. It doesnt seem to be a drought tolerant tree. Fast growing. Just a total surprise as it is a somewhat obscure tropical fruiting tree and no photo on the net i have seen shows the real beauty of the foliage EXCEPT mine,IF I do say so myself-lol. From what i have been told Santol is a favorite of the Filipino culture as it is native to the Philippines. Santol fruit comes in two forms..one sweet ,one sour. Sweet is much prefered. It is also said to be slow to mature and fruit-up to ten years is the wait more or less. The fruit are difficult to peel. A large, long lived, great lo... read more

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