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Chikku Sapote Fruit Plant (Manilkara Zapota)

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Plant Type

Common Names: Chikku Sapote, Also known as Sapodilla, Sapota, Chikoo, and Chico.

Botanical Name: Manilkara zapota.

General Information: Native to Southern Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Sapote fruits are highly distinctive. The flesh ranges in colour from pale yellow to earthy brown. It has a gritty texture similar to a pear. The flavour is extraordinarily sweet and malty. Each fruit is firm, glossy, and black, containing one to six seeds.

Health Benefits: Chikku Sapote is not only known for its deliciously sweet and malty flavour but also its nutritional richness, making it a valuable fruit with various health benefits.

Rich in fibre. Contains vitamins A, B, and C. High in antioxidants. Provides ample energy due to its calorie-dense nature. Promotes digestion. Strengthens the immune system. Combats stress.

Cultivation Details:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 6 months to 1 year.

Maintenance Required: Moderate.

Planting and Care

Trees require a moist and warm climate. The fruit tree is tolerant of most conditions but prefers a sunny, warm, and frost free location in most any type of soil with good drainage.

Special Feature

It has anti-inflammatory, moisturising, and mycoseptic effects. In addition, the fruit is used as a nourishing and regenerating agent.


The fruit extract is added to the composition of care products for normal and oily skin. It can be eaten raw or made into jam, custard, ice cream, and sherbet. The fruit and leaves are used in traditional medicine to treat diarrhoea, coughs and colds.