Originally from Mexico, the baby, whose scientific name is Casimiroa edulis, It is an ideal fruit tree to grow in hot climates, where frost does not occur and can grow in a wide area so that it can develop its crown correctly.
It is a very interesting species: it is easy to grow, gives very good shade and its fruits are rich in vitamins A and C, essential for the proper functioning of our body and to be able to enjoy excellent health.
Characteristics of the Cipote
El Cipote, also known as White Sapote or Mexican Pear, it is an evergreen tree (that is, it remains evergreen) that grows to a height of between 6 and 10 meters. Its leaves are compound, digitate, with three to five oval lobes. The flowers are grouped in paniculate inflorescences, are yellowish-green or white, and fragrant.
The fruit is a round yellowish or greenish drupe 6cm in diameter that contains 2 to 5 large seeds. It is edible, and in fact it has a very good taste, similar to that of peach, although you should not eat excessively since in high doses it can be fatal.
How do you take care of yourself?
If you want to grow Cipote in your garden, take note of these tips:
- Location: full sun or semi-shade.
- Irrigation: every 2-3 days in summer, every 4-5 days the rest of the year.
- Land: light, with good drainage, and not saline.
- Subscriber: During the entire growing season (spring and summer) it should be fertilized with organic fertilizers such as manure or worm castings, for example, laying a 2-3cm layer around the tree.
- Pruning: it is important to obtain fruit. It has to be done at the end of winter.
- Transplant / planting: in spring.
- Multiplication: by seeds in spring and by grafting in spring-summer.
- Rusticity: supports frosts down to -1ºC.
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