Manilkara zapota popularly known as chikoo or Sapota is a long-lived, evergreen tree native to southern Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. The Indian sapota exporter exports tonnes of fruits abroad each year. Due to the various uses and benefits of the fruits, the Sapota export from India has been increasing over the years. The export of Sapota from India is now a good business opportunity for local farmers and vendors to expand their business and enter the international market.
|Nutrients||Calories - 83 calories
Dietary Fiber - 5 g
Total Carbohydrate - 20 g
The Sapota exporter in India exports various varieties of Sapota like Kalipatti, Cricket Ball, CO.1, CO.2 so on and so forth. The products exported from India should be of premium quality and meet the health and safety standards. The Sapota export from India includes the following major varieties.
The Kalipatti variety of Sapota is generally cultivated in Maharashtra, Gujarat and North Karnataka. The plant of this variety has broad, thick leaves and oblong fruits. The average yield of this variety is around 350-400 fruits per tree.
The Cricket Ball variety of Sapota is usually grown in the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. The fruits of this variety are large in size, round and sweet with granular pulp.
This variety of Sapota is grown in Tamil Nadu. CO.1 is a hybrid variety grown out of the cricket ball variety and the oval variety. The variety starts bearing in around 4 years. The fruits of this variety are large, oblong, sweet and fleshy.
This variety of Sapota is grown in Tamil Nadu. The tree of this variety is usually medium-sized with oblong fruits. The average weight of the CO.2 fruits is 125-150 g and TSS is 23%.
The PKM.1 variety of Sapota is famous in Tamil Nadu. The fruits of this variety are used for table purposes. The fruits of this variety are medium-sized and rich in sugars. The average weight of PKM.1 is 80 g and TSS is 23%.
The Pilipatti variety of Sapota is grown in Maharashtra and Gujarat. This variety is one of the varieties of Sapota which is exported to many countries. The weight of the fruit of this variety is 400-500 g.
The Pala variety of Sapota is generally found in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It is a high yielding variety of Sapota. The fruits of this variety are oval or egg-shaped with thin skin and rich flavor.
The CO.3 variety is from Tamil Nadu. It is primarily a Crossbreed of the cricket ball and the Vavivalasa. This variety bears fruits from 4th year onwards. The fruits of this variety are usually light brown in color, oblong in shape, and sweet to taste. The average yield of fruits per tree is around 157 kg annually.