Chikoo, Chikku, Chiku Fruit (Grown through seeds) - Plant

Mamey sapote is a large and highly ornamental evergreen tree that can reach a height of 15 to 45 meterst.It is mainly propagated by grafting, which ensures the new plant has the same characteristics as the parent
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About Chikoo

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.

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 Chikoo
Maximum Reachable Height 9 to 15 m (30 and 49 feet)
Flower Colour Dark-brown
Bloom Time Monsoon.
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and 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).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 to 15 cm long, with an entire margin.

Chikoo 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
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 26 to 28 degrees F.
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Chikoo uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Milkshake for Hair,

Culinary Use:

  • Leaves,fruit

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, 16 February 2020

Verry small size.but good product no any damage when i got it in my home delievery is superior

Pukhrambam Kavita

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Some leaves are green and some leaves are greenish yellow but anyway it looks great!

Manisha Joshi

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

can you supply marble or terracotta rectangular pot?

Namrata Mishra
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