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Pouteria viridis, Calocarpum veride, Green Sapote

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 Pouteria viridis, Calocarpum veride
Family: Sapotaceae
Green Sapote
Origin: Guatemala, Central American highlands
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Green Sapote is a hardy close relative of Mamey Sapote, with a fruit very similar in taste.

Originated and cultivated in Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala and Costa Rica, the fruit is little known outside of Central America, even though its flavor is often described as superior to the Mamey.

The tree is very compact and slow growing. It has smaller, darker green leaves than the Mamey.

The fruit is slightly smaller in size than one of Mamey and is 2-3" wide, oval to round, green outside, orange inside; thin skin turns golden to brownish with ripening. The pulp is softer than the Mamey Sapote, with a better flavor and finer texture. Fruit softens when ripe, flesh contains one to two large seeds. Fruit is mature with first color break, can be picked hard, and will ripen off the tree. Fruits take up to 9-10 months to ripen.

The thick orange flesh has a 'melting in your mouth' effect, usually eaten fresh out of hand, or used in making desserts and preserves. The seeds are edible when roasted and have been used as an adulterant to chocolate.

The plant grows very slowly during the first year, then much faster. It is propagated by seed, but grafts can be also made onto Mamey Sapote rootstock. Grafted trees fruit soon, seedlings may take 7-8 years. Established trees can tolerate some frost for short periods. Good drainage is essential.


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 Pouteria viridis, Calocarpum veride, Green Sapote

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Pouteria viridis, Calocarpum veride, Green Sapote

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Pouteria viridis, Calocarpum veride, Green Sapote

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Pouteria viridis, Calocarpum veride, Green 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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"Fairchild" is a sweet, delicious fruit. Green Sapote is a rare delicious fruit very similar in taste to Mamey. The pulp is dark orange to red and very sweet. The outer skin is green, hence the name of the fruit. The plant is reported to be relatively cold hardy.
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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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Pouteria viridis - Whitman Green Sapote, grafted

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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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Green Sapote - rare delicious fruit very similar in taste to Mamey. The plant is reported to be cold hardier than regular mamey sapote.
Grafted
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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RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Fruit Festival Plant Food - Super Crop Booster
Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

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 6"/1 gal pot

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