Trees and Shrubs forum: Anyone grow the Black Sapote Tree? C

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Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
Plumeria to trade!!!
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RobertB
Jul 29, 2013 7:41 PM CST
I would really like to grow one of these in zone 9. Tips welcomed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu5TtCc-9ZI


Robert
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Sep 15, 2013 9:36 AM CST
Robert mine is about three years old now. I have 12 sapote on it, I thought I had lost it due to a very light frost we had a few months after I planted it, but just before digging it out I noticed a bit of green and decided to give it a few months. My experience is that "if" you can get it past the first year frost , it can survive, but I'm not at all sure about your zone. You'd probably have a problem finding a garden center that carries them! I think the place I bought mine lost all of their ones for sale with the same frost. My tree is now about 15 ft high and very bushy now. I suggest you learn as much as you can about eating them, my first time I was crapping water for two days Hilarious! not a pleasant reward for the time and effort I put into growing this thing, I'm kinda scaired to try eating them again. I have folks who walk by and steal fruit, so I hope they steal a few of these, that would be revenge with a capital V. Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
Plumeria to trade!!!
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Region: Gulf Coast Amaryllis The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter
Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Ponds Dog Lover Plumerias
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RobertB
Sep 28, 2013 4:04 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing KARMA!!! I'm going to one day get down to Miami area and hit all the nurseries down that way and get one. Cocoa is on the list also. I'm just in Zone 10 ,and near the bay so hopefully I can get one to make it.
Name: Jim Cook
South Florida
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jimsned2
Sep 30, 2013 5:02 PM CST
Robert,you'd be a good one to answer a question,I've aquired

a plumeria seed pod,very fat and long. I'm advised to put it in a brown paper bag till it opens, is that sound advice?

Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
Plumeria to trade!!!
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Region: Gulf Coast Amaryllis The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter
Bromeliad Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Ponds Dog Lover Plumerias
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RobertB
Oct 8, 2013 8:47 PM CST
We usually just put them in an open bowl till they open. They don't have fuzzies like adeniums so they will not easily fly away.

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