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Old 01-12-2008, 12:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Anybody growing white sapote?

Thanks, Richard. I'm particularly glad you have those highlights of Robert Chambers' talk. I was told that he's sort of lost interest in the farm after his wife's death but I'd like to visit his place some time, if that becomes possible.

The USDA page includes information that fruiting is 3-4 years from vegetative propagation and 7-8 years from seed, but I've heard that even some grafted trees can take a long time to fruit (i.e., 'McDill', also maybe 'Suebelle' per one specimen that was 10 years old and 15' tall but still not producing). Some, on the other hand, are known to be early bearers (i.e., 'Vernon') and some are reported to bear fruit year-round (i.e., 'Wilson', 'Santa Cruz').

Robert, in what magazine is your column going to be published? I definitely want to get a copy of it!



Last edited by harveyc : 01-12-2008 at 01:38 AM. Reason: I was brain dead and typed Robert instead of Richard!
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