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Topic Title: Anyone growing Mamey Sapote in zone 10a?
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Created On: 04/23/2021 09:15 AM
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 04/23/2021 09:15 AM
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jahcocoa

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Is anyone growing Mamey sapote in 10a central Florida? I'm on a barrier island cocoa beach just wondering how these do here? Any variety recommendations or tips for growing these and where to get the trees?
 04/26/2021 05:55 AM
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Central Floridave

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You just missed last weekend's Brevard Rare fruit sale. I got a couple jaboticaba, avocado, and a new fruit for me the achacha. Its possible to grow tropicals this far North. I'm not sure about the mamey.
 04/27/2021 04:04 PM
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Dangermouse01

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I have either a "Lorito" or Viejo" (been a while since I looked at the tag) growing in a large plastic tub in my yard.
Probably had it about 6 years, it has set fruits the last 2 years, but either dropped them all or they got knocked off.
Couple of cold snaps have set it back, and I probably neglected it to much.
I recently relocated it in the yard, so it is more visible, and gets better attention, I also have the tub sitting in a small kiddie wading pool so it gets watered better.
Heard it takes over a year from flower to fruit harvest (13 to 24 months according to UF/IFAS), so that could extend thru 2 seasons of cold.

Every once in a while I see trees for sale at Home Depot. Rockledge Gardens might have it, Green's Nursery in Apopka has them on their availability list.
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