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Casimiroa edulis - White Sapote Redland, 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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Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Redland White sapote - produces medium size round fruit. Very creamy sweet custard-like flesh.
Mature trees are cold hardy to mid-20sF

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Grown in 6-10"/1-3 gal pot

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Casimiroa edulis - White sapote, seedling

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Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

White sapote - produces medium size round fruit, 3-6 oz, with yellowish-green skin. Excellent sweet (sugar content is 22%) flesh is custard-like. Few small seeds. Fruits ripens in Florida in Fall-Spring. In tropical conditions it can produce fruits almost year around
Mature trees are cold hardy to mid-20sF

This item is not 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 10" / 3 gal pot

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