WHITE SAPOTE

A superb but delicate fruit that tastes like a creamy sugar cube. The fruit is typically baseball/softball size, and the trees begin fruiting in just one to two years. They are best eaten fresh and chilled, but are excellent in ice cream and milkshakes as well. They have a reputation for having a soporific effect, and have come to be known as the “sleepy sapote.”

VARIETIES

CASIMIROA EDULIS: HOMESTEAD
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Seasonal Availability: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 5'C (41'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: June-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: This variety is native to Florida, has a creamy white flesh with good flavour. This variety does not leave a bitter aftertaste like the Younghans and the fruit can weight between 6-7oz.
CASIMIROA EDULIS: REDLAND
REDLAND
Seasonal Availability: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 0'C (32'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Produces medium size round fruit. Very creamy sweet custard-like flesh.
CASIMIROA EDULIS: YOUNGHANS
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Seasonal Availability: None at this time
Sunlight: FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: Mild
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 10'C (50'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 0'C (32'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: Self, better with second varietyChill Hours Required: 100 hrs below 10'C (50'F)
Description: Best tasting. Super sweet variety, very large fruit, sweet and flavourful.

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