Chikoo (Manilkara zapota)
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- Manilkara zapota, commonly known as sapodilla, sapota, chikoo, naseberry, or nispero is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
- An example of natural occurrence is in coastal Yucatán in the Petenes mangroves ecoregion, where it is a subdominant plant species.
- Sapodillas are well adapted to a wide range of soils but grow best in well-drained, light soils.
- Trees are especially well adapted to the rocky, highly calcareous soils of south Florida.
- Although sapodilla trees are moderately tolerant of occasional flooding or excessively wet soil conditions, they will not perform well in poorly drained soils.
- Sapodilla is not demanding in its fertilizer requirements.
- After planting, when new growth begins, apply 1/4 lb (113 g) of a young tree fertilizer such as a 6-6-6-2 (% nitrogen-% phosphate-% potash-% magnesium) with minor elements with 20 to 30% of the nitrogen from organic sources.
- Repeat this every 8 to 10 weeks for the first year, then gradually increase the amount of fertilizer to 0.5, 0.75, 1.0 lb (227 g, 341 g, 454 g) as the tree grows.
- Use 2 to 3 minor element (nutritional) foliar sprays per year from April to September.
- It prefers a sunny, warm, and frost-free location.
- It has average water needs.
- Water regularly and do not overwater.