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Q.10 year old white sapote tree has never produced any sapotes.

Zone 92028 | calron added on September 10, 2019 | Answered

I have a very healthy looking white sapote tree that I planted about ten years ago. It has never produced one single fruit. A few years back I did see a few flowers, but they never produced any fruit.

In every other aspect the tree is very healthy and about six feet tall. Does anybody know why it isn’t producing fruit, or if there is anything I can do¬† make it produce fruit?

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Answered on September 11, 2019

Some cultivars of the White Sapote, specifically, are not self fertile, and will require a separate tree to pollinate.

If you notice, both, staminate and pistillate reproductive organs (Both male and female) within a flower, then you can rule this out.

If you are able to rule out lack of pollination, then you will be down to environmental conditions.

This article will help you to know what care these trees require: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/sapodilla-trees/growing-sapodilla-fruit.htm

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