Originally from Mexico, the Cipote , whose scientific name is Casimiroa edulis , is an ideal fruit tree to grow in warm climates, where there are no frosts and it 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, it 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.
- 1 Characteristics of Cipote
- 2 How do you take care of yourself?
Characteristics of Cipote
The Cipote, also known as White Zapote or Mexican Pear, 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 yellowish or greenish rounded drupe 6 cm 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 peaches, although it should not be eaten in excess since in high doses it can be fatal .
How is it taken care of?
If you want to grow Cipote in your garden, take note of these tips:
- Location : full sun or partial shade.
- Irrigation : every 2-3 days in summer, every 4-5 days the rest of the year.
- Soil : light, with good drainage, and not saline.
- Fertilizer : throughout the growing season (spring and summer) it should be fertilized with organic fertilizers such as manure or earthworm humus, for example, spreading a layer of 2-3cm around the tree.
- Pruning : It is important to obtain fruit. It must be done at the end of winter.
- Transplanting/planting : in spring.
- Propagation : by seed in spring and by grafting in spring-summer.
- Hardiness : withstands frosts down to -1ºC.