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Sapodilla plum
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Manilkara zapota, commonly known as the sapodilla is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to It is called ciku (pronounced chiku) in standard Malay and sawo nilo in Kelantanese Malay. In Chinese, the name is mistakenly translated by many

Common name: Sapodilla plum
Color: dark-brown
Bloom time: monsoon.
Height: 9 and 15 m (30 and 49 ft)
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Despite its temperature tolerance, if you want to grow a sapodilla tree in a less than semi-tropical area, it would be prudent to either grow it in a greenhouse or as a container plant that can be moved to a protected area in case of inclement weather.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: 26-28 F. (-2 to -3 C.

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Sapodilla can grow to more than 30 m (98 ft) tall with an average trunk diameter of 1.
  • 5 m (4.
  • 9 ft).
  • The average height of cultivated specimens, however, is usually between 9 and 15 m (30 and 49 ft) with a trunk diameter not exceeding 50 cm (20 in).
  • [5] It is wind-resistant and the bark is rich in a white,
    gummy latex called chicle.
  • The ornamental leaves are medium green and glossy.
  • They are alternate, elliptic to ovate, 7–15 cm long, with an entire margin.

Use
Medicinal use:
  • Milkshake for Hair,

Culinary use:
  • leaves,fruit

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/sapodilla-trees/growing-sapodilla-fruit.htm http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=%09Chiku%2C+Chikku%2C&stpos=0&stype=AND
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