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Pouteria sapota - Mamey Sapote, Mammee Sapote


Pouteria sapota - Mamey Sapote, Mammee Sapote (Pouteria sapota - Mamey Sapote, Mammee Sapote)

Mamey or Mammee Sapote. This very tropical tree is growing at Quail Botanical Garden in Encinitas, CA. Nothern San Diego County.
This photo was taken on Sept. 2, 2008.



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Wow, I have never even heard of this plant. Tres exotique.

12 May, 2009

 

Vincentdunne,

It is tres exotique! Many of the species of Pouteria are native to South America. Some species grow very well here in Southern California.

13 May, 2009

 

What sort of flowers does it have and does it produce fruit or berries or nuts of some sort.

22 May, 2009

 

Lindak:

It has tiny yellow flowers and the fruit size is like a large orange, however, the color is brownish. I'm not sure how well this tree blooms or fruits here...it is so ultra-tropical being native to low elevation areas between southern Mexico and northern South American jungles.

22 May, 2009

 

Can you eat the fruit then Delonix

24 May, 2009

 

Lindak:

Yes, the fruit is edible. It is grown as a fruit crop in Central and Northern South America.

24 May, 2009

 

Have you eaten it then Delonix and what does it taste like?

25 May, 2009

 

Lindak:

No, I haven't eaten the fruit...this tree is not very commonly grown here in San Diego, CA. Only specialty fruit nurseries would carry this trees for sale.

25 May, 2009

 

Ahrr that looks lovely

16 Mar, 2018

 

Yes, it's a highly ornamental tree. Some people say it looks similar to a loquat tree. It actually has larger leaves. The fruit grows out of the stems and trunk.

16 Mar, 2018

 

That it is.
I ll have to have a look at the loquat tree How interesting the fruit is on the stems of trunk .

18 Mar, 2018

 

Isn't loquat trees common there? It's a pretty hardy tree. The only issue it may have there is that it flowers in late fall and fruits through winter. The trees here are loaded with ripe fruit, right now.

18 Mar, 2018

 

I ve never seen any here .

19 Mar, 2018

 

Maybe in Southern England there's more. I thought it was common U.K. Maybe it's because it flowers and fruits in the winter why it's not too commonly grown?

19 Mar, 2018

 

Yes more likely they would be down south as where I live it colder here than most other areas here in England believe it or not.

24 Mar, 2018

 

Yes, I think it would need protection where you live. It most likely wouldn't produce fruit. Temperatures below 27 F (-3 C.) kill the flowers and fruit. The tree is hardy to 12ºF (-11ºC), though.

26 Mar, 2018

 

It would be no good where I live then Andy .

27 Mar, 2018

 

The tree would survive; however, would not bear fruit.

27 Mar, 2018

 

Ahrr that good to know thanks Andy as it is a lovely decorative tree.

28 Mar, 2018



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