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Questions About Sapodilla Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
July 12, 2012

Q. Sapodilla Trees

What causes baby sapodillas to fall of the tree?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 13, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

It is common for a tree to drop some of its fruit during the growing season as part of the natural thinning process. especially when there are more blossoms/fruit than it can support. If far too many are dropping, then it can be a sign that the tree is under stress, which could be caused a lack of water (or even too much water), too little nutrients, or even pests/disease.

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wowie on
July 9, 2013

Q. How to Grow a Chico Seed

How to grow a Chico seed?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
July 9, 2013
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Asked by
skmehta on
October 23, 2014

Q. Problem about a sapodilla tree

I have a Sapadilla tree which is about 5 years old. It gave fruits (small in number) last year. This year I notices that bunches of leaves are drying up all over the tree. It appears to be some sort of disease. Kindly help. Thank you.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
October 23, 2014
A.

In order to ask a meaningful questions about plant disease, you'll need to be able to describe the appearance of the affected parts of the plant. Regarding leaves, think about such things as the color of the leaves (tan, dark brown, yellow,) shape (curling up on edges, or down on edges, folding from center vein, etc.,) spots ( yellow, brown, black, with or without holes, dry or moist, discreet edges or blurry areas, etc.)
The most important defense agains disease and pests is a strong healthy plant, so you always need to consider the culture of the plant. Sapodilla needs a lot of water, so this is the first thing to make sure of. Here are a couple of articles that will help you with the care, and tell you what to look for in terms of pests and pathogens: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/sapodilla-trees/growing-sapodilla-fruit.htm
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi054
The very best approach to dealing with plant problems is to get an expert diagnosis in person. You can take samples of leaves, also branch and soil, to the nearest horticultural station. Information on these should be available through the nearest botanical garden.

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Asked by
Bhatiaashok55 on
April 3, 2015
Gurgaon haryana

Q. Flowers of chiku tree wither away

Flowers of chiku tree do not turn into fruit. They just wither away. Can you suggest some remedy?

Answered by
shelley on
April 3, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

How old is your sapodilla (chiku) tree? Seedling trees bear fruit in 6 to 7 years or more. Grafted trees may begin to bear fruit in the second to fourth year after planting.

Do you know which cultivar you have? The UFL site for Sapodilla trees suggest that some cultivars can self-pollinate, but others not (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg057).

For the time being, I would double-check the care of your sapodilla with regards to your watering schedule and fertilizing at the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/sapodilla-trees/growing-sapodilla-fruit.htm

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Asked by
Nitinkoyale on
October 24, 2015
latur

Q. which chemicals are used for sapota tree fruit

I planted a sapota tree at about 3 years ago, but up to this time fruit are not fertilized. I mean fruits are emerging and spell down automatically within 2 days. Which chemicals are to be used for the sapota trees?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 25, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Fruit drop can be due to drought conditions.

Here are some links to help you with care information.

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg331

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/sapodilla-trees/growing-sapodilla-fruit.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 8, 2016

Q. Sappota tree not bearing fruits

I have applied both organic manures as well as chemical fertilizers to the sappota (Chikoo) tree, which is nearly six years old. Even though it has grown well to a height of more than 20 feet with several branches, it is not yielding any fruit so far. Initially, (3rd year) there were few small fruits but thereafter there is no fruit at all.

Answered by
Alisma on
August 8, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

If the tree does produce flowers but no fruit, this could be a pollination problem. You could try hand-pollinating if you are not doing this already.
If there are no or very few flowers, you could try adding additional phosphorus and potassium; see this article for advice:
https://hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/proceedings1996/V3-439.html
If there are small fruits that fall off the tree, this could be the problem:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/sapodilla-trees/sapodilla-fruit-dropping.htm

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Asked by
pervezash on
March 10, 2017
Karachi. Pakistan

Q. Pruning dead branches of sapodilla tree

My trees were badly affected two years back due to shortage of water. Some trees have come back to life some are in process; however, these tree branches seem dead and require pruning. Kindly let me know how do I prune these 12 years old 400 trees.

Thanks
Regards
Pervez

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 11, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Pruning should be done when the tree is most dormant. Remove only the damaged parts of the tree, back to a main trunk of the tree.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/sapodilla-trees/growing-sapodilla-fruit.htm

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