Chiku, Chikku, Chikoo ( Grown through Seeds ) – Plant

Chiku, Chikku, Chikoo ( Grown through Seeds ) – Plant

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Mamey sapote is a large and highly ornamental evergreen tree that can reach a height of 15 to 45 meterst.It is mainly propagated by grafting, which ensures the new plant has the same characteristics as the parent

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01 Chiku, Chikku, Chikoo ( Grown through Seeds ) Plant

Description for Chiku, Chikku, Chikoo ( Grown through Seeds )

Plant height: 24 – 36 inches
Plant spread: 4 – 8 inches

Manilkara zapota, commonly known as the sapodilla is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to It is called ciku (pronounced chiku) in standard Malay and sawo nilo in Kelantanese Malay. In Chinese, the name is mistakenly translated by many

Common name(s): Chikoo
Flower colours: Dark-brown
Bloom time: Monsoon.
Max reachable height: 9 to 15 m (30 and 49 feet)
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Despite its temperature tolerance, if you want to grow a sapodilla tree in a less than semi-tropical area, it would be prudent to either grow it in a greenhouse or as a container plant that can be moved to a protected area in case of inclement weather.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 26 to 28 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Chiku

    • Sapodilla can grow to more than 30 m (98 ft) tall with an average trunk diameter of 1.5 m (4.9 ft). The average height of cultivated specimens, however, is usually between 9 and 15 m (30 and 49 ft) with a trunk diameter not exceeding 50 cm (20 in).It is wind-resistant and the bark is rich in a white,
    gummy latex called chicle. The ornamental leaves are medium green and glossy. They are alternate, elliptic to ovate, 7 to 15 cm long, with an entire margin.

Typical uses of Chiku

Special features:

Culinary use: Leaves,fruit

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal use: Milkshake for Hair,

References

    http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/sapodilla-trees/growing-sapodilla-fruit.htm http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=%09Chiku%2C+Chikku%2C&stpos=0&stype=AND

 

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