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Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
 Pouteria sapota
Family: Sapotaceae
Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Origin: Central America
big treesmall tree 10-20 ftfull sunmoderate waterdeciduousedibleincuded in CD catalog

The Mamey Sapote occurs naturally in Southern Mexico to Northern Nicaragua, and has been introduced to many tropical countries where it became very popular cultivated fruit. It has existed in Florida for at least a century. Cuban favorite, it is considered by Cubans to produce the best fruit in the world.

Mamey Sapote is rather slow growing, medium to large size tree with a spreading crown, and white, gummy latex. The plant has wide evergreen to semi-deciduous leaves, clustered at the branch tips, pointed at both ends. The small, white, to pale-yellow flowers emerge in clusters in the axils of fallen leaves along the branches. The fruit may be round, ovoid or elliptic, varies 3-9”, and ranges in weight from 1/2 to 5 lbs. It has rough, dark-brown, firm, leathery, semi-woody skin, and salmon-pink to deep-red, soft flesh, sweet and pumpkin-like in flavor. The fruit is used fresh, in milk shakes and ice cream. The large seed kernel is oily, bitter, and has a strong bitter-almond odor. Fruits can take 18 months to 2 years to ripen. Tree loses its leaves around mid April. At that time fruit can be easily counted - both that year's crop and the next as well.

The tree is limited to tropical or near-tropical climates. Cold sensitive when young, it attains more hardiness as it ages. Mamey Sapote prefers heavy soils but requires excellent drainage; it is intolerant of prolonged drought, and even a short dry spell may induce leaves shedding. Young plants are very cold sensitive, but become hardier as they mature. However Mammey Sapote comes slow into bearing especially if it suffers repeated setbacks from freeze. Tree loses its leaves around mid April. At that time fruit can be easily counted - both that year's crop and the next as well. Varieties: Pantin (Key West), Maga­a, Pace, FloridaHandsome, open tree, 12 x 4 leaves clustered at tips. Excellent flavor, Cuban favorite. Fruit has rough, brown skin, red to orange pulp.


 
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote

Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
South American variety, elongated fruit
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
South American variety, elongated fruit
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Flowers on the stem
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Fruit and flowers
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
6 months old seedling
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote
Pouteria sapota, Mamey, Mamey Sapote


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   4087 Pouteria sapota - grafted Mamey Pace
Mamey Sapote - grafted plants. Excellent flavor, Cuban favorite. Fruit has rough, brown skin, red to orange pulp. National fruit of Cuba.
Var. Magana is a compact grower, can be grown in container, good for small yard.

This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal pot, grafted BACKORDER - add to wish list   
  4496 Pouteria sapota - grafted Mamey Pantin
Mamey sapote cultivar Pantin originates in Florida. It produces medium size fruit (15-40 oz). Flesh is pink to red., fiberless, excellent quality, contains 1 seed. The tree is tall and somewhat more cold tolerant. Ripening season - late summer.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal pot, grafted7 plant(s) in stock
79.95  
 
   5056 Pouteria sapota var. Diejo - grafted
Mamey Sapote - grafted plants. Excellent flavor, Cuban favorite. Fruit has rough, brown skin, red to orange pulp. National fruit of Cuba.
Var. Magana is a compact grower, can be grown in container, good for small yard.

This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal pot, grafted BACKORDER - add to wish list   
   1178 Pouteria sapota var. Magana - grafted
Mamey Sapote - grafted plants. Excellent flavor, Cuban favorite. Fruit has rough, brown skin, red to orange pulp. National fruit of Cuba.
Var. Magana is a compact grower, can be grown in container, good for small yard.

This item is certified for shipping to California.
3 gal pot, grafted 4 Plant(s) in stock
79.95  
 


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