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Sapodilla is part of the Sapotaceae family, which also includes Mamey Sapote, Canistel, Milk Fruit, Abiu, and Green Sapote. Sapodilla is native to Yucatan. Southern Mexico, Northern Belize, and Northeastern Guatemala It grows in forests and has been cultivated since ancient times. European traders took seeds to many parts of the tropics, including the Philippines, and sapodilla is now grown in tropical areas around the world, where it is known by many names.

India is the world's largest commercial producer of the Sapote.

The sapodilla is a slow-growing, tough, and long-lived tree. A sapodilla tree can eventually grow to 100 feet tall with a trunk diameter of about 5 feet. But trees in cultivation are much smaller. Sapodilla is hardy and wind-tolerant, which enables it to withstand hurricanes. It's what makes the tree so tough that branches that split from wind and the weight of fruit will survive and still support normal amounts of fruit and foliage for many years, sometimes for the life of the tree.

The tree is usually pruned and kept at height of maximun 5 metres for easy harvest.

The tree is very attractive. It has small, glossy, green leaves and new leaves. have a red tinge, and typically, sapodilla trees fruit heavily every year; a mature tree can produce more than 3,000 fruits. Some abilities can adapt to and thrive in many different environments around the tropics and subtropics. They typically grow in areas with regular rainfall, but the trees are very drought-tolerant, and sapodillas can thrive in many different elevations, from sea level to about 4,000 feet above sea level.

Fruit description and taste

The fruit has a rough, brown skin. When scratched on the skin, immature fruit will produce latex. Mature fruit is sweet; the degree of sweetness depends on the variety. The fruit size varies from 2 to 4 inches. Though mostly round in shape, some varieties have oblong-shaped fruits.

Nutritional Value

Nutritional values for sapodilla vary quite a bit by variety. In general, the fruit is high in sugar and has a fair amount of vitamin C. Additionally, it has some protein and fat. Riboflavin niacin pantothenic acid. B6, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, and Zinc

Common names:

Chikoo, Chiku  - India, Pakistan, Baramasi - Bengal (India), Chico - Philppines, Nispero - Central America, Zapotillo - Mexico, Sapoti - Brazil, Zapote - Honduras

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Banana Sapote or Thai Sapote has an elongated shape, unlike the usual sapote, which is round and thus its name. When fully ripe, the inside colour varies from brown to orange-red.Banana Sapote is a very sweet and tasty fruit, similar to the chikku fruit.Banana Sapota may be planted on the ground and in large containers of 20 inches or more.

Variety: Thai Sapote, Banana Sapote, Banana Chikoo

Propagation type : Graft

Plant size : Large

Scientific name : Manilkara zapota

Family name : Sapotaceae