Achras zapota L.

Scientific Name: Achras zapota L.

Classification: Plantae/ Tracheobionta / Spermatophyta / Magnoliophyta / Magnoliopsida / Dilleniidae / Ebenales / Sapotaceae / Manilkara Adans./ Achras zapota L.

<i>Achras zapota</i> L.
General Information
Usda SymbolACZA2
Life CyclePerennial
Growth HabitsTree
Native LocationsACZA2

Plant Guide

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Plant Traits

Growth Requirements

Temperature, Minimum (°F)17
Adapted to Coarse Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Fine Textured SoilsYes
Adapted to Medium Textured SoilsYes
Anaerobic ToleranceMedium
CaCO3 ToleranceMedium
Cold Stratification RequiredNo
Drought ToleranceLow
Fertility RequirementMedium
Fire ToleranceNone
Frost Free Days, Minimum365
Hedge ToleranceMedium
Moisture UseMedium
pH, Maximum7.0
pH, Minimum4.0
Planting Density per Acre, Maxim300
Planting Density per Acre, Minim150
Precipitation, Maximum100
Precipitation, Minimum60
Root Depth, Minimum (inches)60
Salinity ToleranceMedium
Shade ToleranceIntermediate


Resprout AbilityYes
Shape and OrientationRounded
Active Growth PeriodYear Round
C:N RatioHigh
Coppice PotentialNo
Fall ConspicuousNo
Fire ResistantNo
Flower ColorBrown
Flower ConspicuousNo
Foliage ColorGreen
Foliage Porosity SummerDense
Foliage Porosity WinterDense
Foliage TextureMedium
Fruit/Seed ConspicuousYes
Nitrogen FixationNone
Low Growing GrassNo
Leaf RetentionYes
Known AllelopathNo
Height, Mature (feet)50.0
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (fee50
Growth RateSlow
Growth FormSingle Stem
Fruit/Seed ColorBrown


Vegetative Spread RateSlow
Small GrainNo
Seed Spread RateSlow
Fruit/Seed Period BeginYear Round
Propagated by TubersNo
Propagated by SprigsNo
Propagated by SodNo
Propagated by SeedYes
Propagated by CuttingsNo
Propagated by ContainerYes
Propagated by BulbNo
Propagated by Bare RootNo
Fruit/Seed PersistenceNo
Fruit/Seed Period EndYear Round
Fruit/Seed AbundanceHigh
Commercial AvailabilityRoutinely Available
Bloom PeriodIndeterminate
Propagated by CormNo


Veneer ProductNo
Pulpwood ProductNo
Post ProductNo
Palatable HumanNo
Palatable Graze AnimalLow
Palatable Browse AnimalMedium
Nursery Stock ProductNo
Naval Store ProductNo
Lumber ProductNo
Fuelwood ProductMedium
Fodder ProductNo
Christmas Tree ProductNo
Berry/Nut/Seed ProductNo

<i>Achras zapota</i> L.

<i>Achras zapota</i> L.

<i>Achras zapota</i> L.

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