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Chiku, Chikku, Chikoo (Grafted) - Plant

Manilkara zapota, commonly known as the sapodilla, is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

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About Chiku

The Sapota when fully ripe is delicious and is eaten as dessert fruit. The pulp is sweet and melting. Besides food values the Sapota fruits are also used in some auverda preparations.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 30 inch (76 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Sapodilla
Maximum Reachable Height upto 1200 m.
Flower Colour Rarely flowers
Bloom Time Non-flowering
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance. The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections. Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.

Chiku Care

Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and don’t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.

Sunlight Part shade to full shade
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 12 to 36 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Chiku Special Feature

Excellent ground cover for areas where invasive spread is either desirable or acceptable or where appropriate barriers have been installed. A good plant for erosion control on slopes and banks. Leave undisturbed to roam in woodland gardens.

Chiku Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose