What is the plant
The sapodilla is an extremely attractive tree. It is the perfect candidate for edible landscaping. On the downside it is extremely slow growing. Out of all my fruit trees, sapodilla are the slowest growing trees by far. They are upright trees and pyramidal when young. With age the tree may develops a crown that is dense and rounded or sometimes open and somewhat irregular in shape. They are wind resistant and long lived.In the tropics the sapodilla can grow into a 100 foot monster. Grafted examples are substantially smaller and pruning can be used to maintain a compact tree. Every part of the tree has a white, gummy latex when damaged.
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