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Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果/人參果

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果/人參果

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果/人參果

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果/人參果

2018-05-01Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果人參果 (1)

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) seed germination in about 40 days. 人心果/人參果的種子約40天孵出.

2018-08-15 Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果人參果 (1) - Copy

Sapodilla (Manilkara zapota) 人心果/人參果

These exotic fruit are from tropical climate.  Best growing in warm climate in full sun to partial shade location.  Light green/white flowers all year around.   When fruit is ripe to eat/pick, you can press the fruit gently and feel the fruit is soften.  The flesh is soft, sweet and juice similar like ripe pear but I don’t find it has strong flavor. Still delicious!  Growing the tree from seed to flower and fruit will take 6-8 years.  Mature size:40’+(H)/(W).

它是較少見的熱帶水果. 喜溫暖的氣候區在全日照到半日照的環境生長.  淡綠到白的花朵全年都能盛開.  果實成熟需時很久才會變軟.  手指輕壓是軟的就能採收來吃了.  果肉軟,味甜多汁,吃起來接近熟梨的口感但我覺得果肉沒什麼香味. 不過也算是好吃!  由種子種到開花結果要6-8年.  成熟株高40呎,寬幅也是40呎.

The tree white sap is called chicle, it is the main ingredient of chewing gum.

樹的白色膠汁是做口香糖的主要原料.

Reference links:  參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manilkara_zapota

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%BA%BA%E5%BF%83%E6%9E%9C

How to grow Dragon fruit from seeds (Hylocereus undatus) 火龍果種子孵法

How to grow Dragon fruit from seeds (Hylocereus undatus) 火龍果種子孵法

Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) 火龍果.

Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) 火龍果.

Dragon fruit seeds. (Hylocereus undatus) 火龍果種子.

Dragon fruit seeds. (Hylocereus undatus) 火龍果種子.

Dragon fruit seed germination in 3 days. (Hylocereus undatus) 火龍果種子3天內孵出.

Dragon fruit seed germination in 3 days. (Hylocereus undatus) 火龍果種子3天內孵出.

Dragon fruit seedlings. (Hylocereus undatus) 火龍果實生種苗.

Dragon fruit seedlings. (Hylocereus undatus) 火龍果實生種苗.

Dragon fruit from seeds (Hylocereus undatus) progress.  火龍果種子孵出後的進展.

Dragon fruit from seeds (Hylocereus undatus) progress. 火龍果種子孵出後的進展.

This is more for fun because from seed to flower and fruit will take 4-7 years.  But they are nice!  I am growing here will be in pots due to cold climate here.   The reason why I grow Hylocereus undatus (White-fleshed Pitahaya) is easy to buy and the plant is self pollinate.  Although red-fleshed variety fruit is sweeter, it require pollinate with other plants to fruit.

種這個主要是好玩的.  因為實生苗要4-7年才會開花結果.  但是也很不錯!  種白肉品種的原因是取得容易將來長成會容易自花授粉.  雖說紅肉品種較甜但須異株授粉. 維基百科資料,這種的是白肉的: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hylocereus_undatus Farm growing, see:  http://ispoint.blogspot.tw/2012/11/blog-post_5824.ht 專業栽培:  http://ispoint.blogspot.tw/2012/11/blog-post_5824.ht

1.Get the seeds from ripen fruit, the seeds are black, glossy and small.  (See the seed image.) Plant the seeds in moist warm location.  Use sandy soil or well drained medium.   About 1-3 days, seeds will sprout.

1.從熟果中取出種子.  成熟的種子是黑亮小小的. (見圖) 將種子置於溼潤的土表(使用砂質土或排水良好的介質)放在溫暖的地方在1-3天就會出芽.

2.Transplant the seedlings when they are 6″ high and crowded.   Plant them in the ground or in large planters.  Keep them in moist but well drained soil in full sun location.   It will require 6′-8’concrete pole (1′-2′ into the ground) as support to grow well.   It prefers growing in warm temperature.

2.小苗長到6吋時太擠時要移植.  以地植為佳,深盆次之.  全日照並維持一定土壤溼度,另外須建攀爬用6-8呎水泥柱(柱要入土深1-2呎)架著以利快速生長.  它喜熱喜強光並需適時施肥和灌溉.

Yellow Pitahaya/Yellow Dragon Fruit (Pitahaya amarilla) 黃龍果

Yellow Pitahaya/Yellow Dragon Fruit (Pitahaya amarilla) 黃龍果

Yellow Pitahaya/Yellow Dragon Fruit (Pitahaya amarilla) 黃龍果

Yellow Pitahaya/Yellow Dragon Fruit (Pitahaya amarilla) 黃龍果

Nice tropical fruit!  Interesting yellow outside look and white sweet flesh with black seeds inside!  The fruit was prickly but when fruit is ripe the pricks will fall easily becomes the look in the image.  Easy to grow from seeds although will take a while to flower, normally commercial growers will propagate by grafting usually use red dragon fruit as the root stock because the root system is more active and strong.   And require a fairly steady support because fruit will be heavy.  Best in full sun location, well drained soil.  Will require cross-pollination to fruit to ensure better quality of fruit.   It is a climber, mature size can reach up to 20′ long.  Large fragrant white flowers.

黃色有突起的外皮,白色的果肉很甜很有滋味. 種子比一般火龍果大些,  水果有刺但果實成熟後自己會掉刺或容易去掉刺後就如照片上一樣變成無刺的果. 容易栽種在溼熱的熱帶氣候. 異花授粉. 須要有穩固的支架供其攀爬,植株可長到20呎長.  全日照,可以種子繁殖但多用嫁接方式來繁殖.  花大,白色有香氣.

Pitahaya amarilla, yellow pitahaya Hylocereus megalanthus.