Casimiroa edulis
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Casimiroa edulis

white sapote

  family rutaceae 
  genus casimiroa 

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Genus  Casimiroa Species  edulis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  white sapote   casimiroa Family  RUTACEAE Specimen number  S2638 Data source  GrUnFr p70
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  30' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The fruit is 3 to 4 inches long, quince-shaped, with 2 to 5 large seeds. It has a buttery textured flesh tasting sweet with a slight resinous flavor. Some of the vitamins and minerals found in Casimiroa edulis include: vitamin A, vitamin C and protein. White sapote (sometimes called casimiroa) if frequently used in sweets. This plant is most often used fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Sep 01 - Nov 30 Frost tolerance  Very tender Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Sweets   Fresh Nutritional value  Vitamin A   Vitamin C   Protein Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 3 to 4 inches long, quince-shaped, with 2 to 5 large seeds Flavor / texture  has a buttery textured flesh tasting sweet with a slight resinous flavor
Horticulture notes  Casimiroa edulis is self fertile. It is very tender and will die on the first cold night. Harvesting can begin in September and continue through November. White sapote (in some places called casimiroa) may have originated from Central America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Casimiroa edulis is evergreen.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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