• Chicle -Manakara zapata

     An evergreen tropical tree native to tropical Mexico and Central America with glossy dark green leaves about 4” long. The tree yields the common, milky-white latex used to make of chewing gum. It can be tapped every other year and was used by the Mayans for gum. It blooms white flowers followed by a brownish fruit about 2-4.” 

    Fun Facts: 
    1. One of the most interesting and desirable of all tropical fruit trees 
    2. Also known as Sapodilla 
    3. Believed to be native to the Yucatan and possibly other nearby parts of southern Mexico 
    4. It is thought to have been cultivated since ancient times 
    5. Growth rate is slow making it a spectacular houseplant 
    6. Makes an excellent plant for collectors of plants for the home or greenhouse environment 
    7. Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color 
    8. Another fun plant from seeds of the Rainforest

    Manilkara zapota Rare Chicle Tropical Tree Seeds


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