Chiku (Manilkara Zapota)
Chiku (Manilkara zapota), commonly known as the sapodilla, is a long-lived, evergreen tree with dark green leaves. The fruit (chiku) is a large brown berry with pale yellow to an earthy brown flesh with a grainy texture. The fruit is loaded with fructose, sucrose, antioxidants, fiber, Vitamins A, C and E, copper and iron. Consumption of Chiku aids digestion, prevents constipation, boosts energy, is beneficial for vision and lungs, helps in getting a glowing skin and aids in many metabolic activities.
- Plant Type. Outdoor fruit tree
- Product Height. 2-3 feet (including the pot)
- Season. Winter
- Plant Growth. Can grow up to 98 feet with an average trunk diameter of 4.9 feet
- Sunlight. Needs full sunlight
- Watering. Water regularly
- Soil. Grows in most soil types with good drainage.
- Fertilizing. Fertilize the young trees with -8% nitrogen, 2-4% phosphoric acid and 6-8% potash every two or three months with ¼ pound and increasing gradually to 1 pound. After the first year, two or three application a year is plenty.
Temperatures. Can survive temperatures of 26 - 28 F (-2 to -3 C)
- Climate. Prefers a sunny, warm, and frost-free location
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