Key West Mamey Sapote Fruit Tree
Pouteria sapota 'Key West' Mamey Sapote, Mammee Sapote Fruit Tree, Enjoy your Home Grown Mamey Fruit
Grow, enjoy and harvest your own Mamey fruit right on your backyard. Considered by ancient Central American cultures as the fruit of the gods, Mamey sapote is oval-shaped, similar to a football, and is 3-8 inches in length. Its thick, woody skin is brown in color, and its flesh has an orange/reddish tint.
Key West Mamey variety is cold hardy to 35F, they can grow in partial shade however full sun is recommended for optimal growth. Mamey’s texture is creamy and sweet. Eat it raw or blend into milkshakes, smoothies, ice cream, and fruit bars. The melon’s flavor is reminiscent of almonds with the texture of an avocado.
Key West Mamey can bear fruit within the first two years when planted in warmer regions. The Key West Mamey is container friendly, it can remain in a container as a decorative plant as well.
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Ideal for backyards, place in full sun, Mamey sapote is high in vitamins A and C as well as in potassium. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber.
Create a graceful landscape display with its bright lush foliage, Some consider the melon to be an aphrodisiac.
Non-invasive, cold hardy to low of 35°F, fast-growing and easy to maintain.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 9-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||20-25 ft.|
|Mature Width:||20-25 ft.|
|Light:||Thrives in Full Sun|
|Fruit:||Brown Skin, Red-Orange Flesh|
|Harvest Time:||April to October
|Soil Conditions:||Well-Drained Wide Range|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
Mamey is the national fruit of Cuba, this is a vigorous tree that produces large 25 to 30oz Mamey fruit which ripens April to October depending on the variety. The brown sand shape outer skin fruit has a rich flavor, and texture of sweet potato pudding and it is best served as a milkshake.
Mamey fruit can be difficult to tell when the fruit is mature and ready to pick, because they do not have a color break like mangos, and they will still be rock hard. The best way to tell if the fruit is ready to pick is to scratch the surface. If it is green underneath, then it needs more time. If the fruit is pink where scratched, then it is ready to pick. They typically take four to five days to ripen once picked, and at this stage they are soft to the touch.
With proper care and maintenance, Mamey tree is able to endure and can offer an abundant bounty of fruit each year.
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Planting and Care
PLANTING AND CARE - Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth.
LIGHT - Thrives in Full Sun, bright light is optimal and will encourage a higher rate of growth.
WATER - Water twice a week for the first growing season, once established rain water will suffice. Potted plants water every 3-5 days or as top inch of soil dries out.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. You may use a slow release granular fertilizer formulated for fruit trees, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
PRUNNING is not needed until the tree matures into its 2nd or 3rd year of life. You may begin to prune at some point to keep the plant healthy and control the height, since the avocado tree can reach 20ft in height and 10ft in width, pruning is recommended in order to keep the fruits within reach.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - In the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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