Sapota : Climate & Soil requirement l

Sapota : Climate & Soil requirement

what are climatic conditions suitable for Sapota cultivation?

Sapota belongs to tropical climatic

It prefers a warm and moist weather

Coastal climate is the best suited for growth of Sapota

It can be grown in humid areas having a relative humidity of 70 percent and more

The optimum temperature is between 11°C and 38°C.

Higher temperatures (above 43˚C) lead to flower drop

It can be grown from sea level upto 1200 m

Areas with an annual rainfall of 1250-2500 mm are highly suitable.

what type of soils can be used for Sapota cultivation?

Sapota being a hardy tree can be grown on a wide range of soils

Soil should be well drained without any hard pan

Deep and porous soils are preferred

The most ideal soils are deep alluvium, sandy loams, red laterites and medium black soil

It can tolerate the presence of salts in the soil and irrigation water to a certain extent

Soil having pH 6.0-8.0 is optimum for sapota farming.

Avoid cultivation in shallow clayey soil

Soils having high calcium content are not suitable for Sapota cultivation


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