Sapote (from Nahuatl tzapotl) is a term for a soft, edible fruit. The word is incorporated into the common names of several unrelated fruit-bearing plants native to Mexico, Central America and northern parts of South America.
It is propagated through layers and grafts. Manilkara hexandra (khirni) is the best rootstock for inarching sapota. The season of planting is May-June. Planting should be avoided during the periods of heavy rains.
Sapota requires a temperature range of 11 to 34ºC and an annual precipitation of 225-375 cm. It can be grown in all types of soil but well drained soil is necessary for good growth.
How to Grow
Irrigation may not be necessary except during the early stages and in the hot weather; but good crops can be obtained with irrigation.