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Achras (manilkara) zapota - Sapodilla Makok, Air-layered 

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What is air-layered plant

Q: What is an air-layered plant?

Air-layering is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation woody ornamentals and fruit trees, when branches, while still attached to the parent plant, start producing roots where they come in contact with a rooting medium. Minimized water stress and stable nutrient levels make this method successful. Air-layering is used when grafting is not possible for a number of reasons.

Benefits of the air-layering:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a branch from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for the air-layered plant)
  • creates larger plant much faster unlike when growing from cuttings


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Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Sapodilla Makok - superior variety, the best producer. Makok is long, pointed, and one of the best tasting in the world. It is native to Thailand, and it is a recent introduction to Florida. This is an excellent variety for homeowners because the tree is a small compact grower perfect for limited spaces. The pulp is smooth and brown with a sweet aroma. It ripens from May to November.
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 10"/3 gal pot, small plant

7 Plants in stock

$74.95

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