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Sapodilla (چیکو)

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  • Scientific Name: Manilkara Zapota
  • Common Name: Sapota, Chikoo, Chico
  • Description: The sapodilla tree is a slow-growing evergreen that can reach heights of 100 feet. Strong and wind-resistant, it maintains an extensive root system. Within the tree’s bark is the white, gummy sap the tree is famous for, called chicle. The glossy green leaves are clustered in spirals at the tip of forked twigs.
  • Uses: It is an abundant source of dietary fibre that acts as natural laxative adding bulk to the stool.
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Blooming Time Feburary-March
Seasons Summer-Winter
Soil Requirement Grow best in well-drained, light soils. Trees are especially well adapted to the rocky, highly calcareous soils.
Environment The plant prefers warm and moist weather and can grow both in dry and humid areas. The coastal climate is best suited to this plant.
Watering Newly planted sapodilla trees should be watered at planting and every other day for the first week or so and then 1 to 2 times a week for the first couple of months.

 

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