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Pouteria sp., Ross Sapote

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 Pouteria sp.
Family: Sapotaceae
Ross Sapote
Origin: Central America
small tree 10-20 ftfull sunregular wateredibleincuded in CD catalog

Ross Sapote may be a variety of Canistel or a close relative. The Ross Sapote is a selection of canistel-like fruit introduced to Florida by Mr. William F. Whitman. It is unclear if it is simply a variety or a distinct species. Like the canistel the plant is evergreen, open and well adapted to South Florida. The fruit grows more in clusters and is smaller and rounder than the larger selections of canistel in Florida. It has an orange-yellow thin skin, flesh is moist, resembling a hard boiled egg yolk. Eaten fresh, it is used in cooking, pies, and ice cream. In a milk shake tastes like eggnog. It has excellent flavor and is similar in taste to the Lucuma from Andean countries. Even those who are not fond of canistel, immediately like Ross Sapote. Season: September - March (may fruit twice a year).


 Pouteria sp., Ross Sapote

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Pouteria sp., Ross Sapote

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Pouteria sp., Ross Sapote

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Pouteria sp., Ross Sapote

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What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Ross Sapote is a selection of canistel-like fruit introduced to Florida by Mr. William F. Whitman. It has an orange-yellow thin skin, flesh is moist, resembling a hard boiled egg yolk. Eaten fresh, it is used in cooking, pies, and ice cream. In a milk shake tastes like eggnog. It has excellent flavor and is similar in taste to the Lucuma from Andean countries. Even those who are not fond of canistel, immediately like Ross Sapote.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
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Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Grown in 3 gal pot, grafted

2 plants in stock

$69.95

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