Sapodilla trees are native to Mexico and Central America. Fruits are sweet with a flavor resembling pear and brown sugar. The tree is very slow growing making it a great choice for planting in containers. Sapodilla trees are wind and salt tolerant and do best in a a hot, sunny location. Cool winter temperatures limit fruit production which can take 5 + years. Sapodillas can bear twice a year and will tolerate winter temperatures of 26-28F. Moving the trees in a greenhouse in winter would be ideal for frost protection and consistent fruit production.
||Upright canopy to 30 – 50 feet, smaller in CA
||Round to egg-shape 2 to 4 inches in diameter
||Sweet with pear and brown sugar flavor
|Skin Color When Ripe
||9b – 11