Chikoo, Chikku, Chiku Fruit (Grafted) - Plant

Manilkara zapota, commonly known as the sapodilla, is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
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About Chikoo

The Sapota when fully ripe is delicious and is eaten as dessert fruit. The pulp is sweet and melting. Besides food values the Sapota fruits are also used in some auverda preparations.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height30 inch (76 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sapodilla
Maximum Reachable Height upto 1200 m.
Flower Colour Rarely flowers
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance. The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections. Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.

Chikoo care

Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and don’t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.

Sunlight Part shade to full shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 12 to 36 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Chikoo special feature

Excellent ground cover for areas where invasive spread is either desirable or acceptable or where appropriate barriers have been installed. A good plant for erosion control on slopes and banks. Leave undisturbed to roam in woodland gardens.

Chikoo uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Frequently Asked Questions

How to grow chikoo plant from seed?

To grow Chiku plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 2-4 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How to care for chikoo plant?

Caring tips to grow Chiku plant 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How to plant chikoo tree?

To plant Chiku consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil which is rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct bright sunlight for more than 6 hours a day 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

How to grow chikoo plant?

Chiku plant is grown by seeds, grafting and budding. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How to grow chikoo plant in pot?

1. To grow Chiku plant in pot it should be of 7-10 inch upper diameter with drainage hole. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil which is rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July) Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com



Reviews

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Thanks the plant is growing well

Harshita Singh

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

I bought this in January and it is in good condition I must say.

Nikki Yadav

Monday, 15 June 2020

I am giving this review after at least 6 month. Packing is best. Plant is as fresh as you picked it from nursery yourself. Currently there are 20+ flower in my plant hope it will convert in fruit.Highly satisfactory.Go for it.

Ajay
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