5 May 2009
White Sapote 2009
I planted a White Sapoote Tree in 1995 in my east yard and nothing happened until this April. The tree grew prolifically over the years but I kept pruning to check its growth as it is located between Keitt Mango and Nam Doc Mango trees, and acts as shade for some young coffee trees. The tree (now about 20 foot tall, after major Hurrican Ivan damage in 2004) is now filled with fruit (possibly over 200) and all are doing extremely well. Never really expected success with this one (more of a sub-tropical/temperate fruit) although I have succesfully fruited Black Sapote (more of a tropical persimmon) for several years in my front yard. Peaches first and now White Sapote, it is truly been an exciting year so far.