• Origin: Mexico
  • Tree: This tree has a great popularity throughout Central America, both for its fruit, and the beauty of itself. Its growth in the early years is slow. It is evergreen and narrow light green leaves. Pyriform or round shape, depending on the variety. The bell-shaped flowers greenish white coloured, contribute to the beauty of this tree. Its cultivation has similar requirements to other subtropical. It tolerates very well alkaline soils, but it needs good drainage. It is sensitive to saline waters, although it is not demanding with water, it mustn't be in want. It doesn't tolerate temperatures under 0ºC.

  • Fruits: Oval and round shape, depending on the variety. These are medium fruits from 70 to 250 g. The flesh is white-yellowed in some varieties, and pinkish-white in other. These have sweet and pleasant taste, with seeds from 1 to 5, although some varieties have it empty. The skin is brown, somewhat rough in some varieties and thin in other.

  • Planting layout: 5 x 5 m.

  • Varieties: Alano, Hasya, Makok, Molix, Morena, Tikal and Sila Woods.

  • Pruning: Cleaning of dry branches throughout the year, and pruning training at 2-3 years.


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