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Description for Chiku, Chikku, Chikoo ( Grown through Seeds )
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
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.
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
Culinary use: Leaves,fruit
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: Milkshake for Hair,
- 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