Sapodilla Mega Plant

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Sapodilla Mega (Manilkara zapota)

Super rare and limited stock!

The sapodilla, or brown sugar fruit as it's also named, is a deliciously sweet fruit that has a texture similar to a pear and a unique sugary flavour. The taste shares similarities with brown sugar, caramel and molasses.

Our Sapodilla Mega variety is originally from Malaysia. Named as Mega because of its extraordinary large sized fruit compare to the normal variety in the market. Mega can only be purchased in Malaysia, the flavours are exceptional, less gritty and extremely sweet. Sapodilla Mega is one superior variety as it is self-fertile, early fruiting and such a heavy producer.

The sapodilla fruit is widely distributed so can be found in fruit markets across South and Southeast Asia, South America and The Caribbean. As well as being simply enjoyed out of hand, the sapodilla are also often used in fruit shakes by mixing with milk, a touch of condensed milk and ice.

Plants are 12+ months.  Grafted Sapodilla are also available upon request 

Although some seed grown plants are not strictly true to type they will still be producing a great tasting fruit in years to come. Sapodilla Mega is self fertile and usually grown from seeds. The tree only provides fruit when it is fully matured. Height can grow up to 10m maximum but with pruning the plant can be kept like a canopy of 3m high. In perfect condition it fruits after 3 years. In NZ it might take between 4-8 years.

Plant Care

  • Soil: Prefers well-drained, sandy loam soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7.5.
  • Watering: Requires regular watering, especially during the dry season, to keep the soil consistently moist.
  • Temperature: Thrives in warm climates, ideally between 25°C and 30°C.
  • Light: Needs full sun to produce the best fruit.
  • Fertilising: Use a balanced NPK fertilizer such as 10-10-10 every three months during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Minimal pruning required; just remove dead or damaged branches to maintain tree health.
  • Mulching: Apply organic mulch around the base to conserve moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Pest Control: Monitor for pests such as aphids and scale insects. Treat with appropriate organic pesticides if necessary.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Produces white to yellow-brown flowers followed by brown, round, edible fruits with a sweet, malty flavor.
  • Potting: Can be grown in large containers with good drainage but performs best in the ground.
  • Feeding Regime: Regular feeding with balanced NPK fertilizer 10-10-10 enhances growth and fruiting

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5


  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Sapodilla Mega Plant
Sapodilla Mega Plant

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Murray Wills
Sapodilla - Mega

Timely delivery, arrived in good condition.

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