It is surprising to see plants planted more than 30 years, with just 2 metres and 2.5 metres in height. See especially these totally full of fruit plants, a conservative calculation we did gives a figure of 500 to 600 fruits per tree. Unlike the Creole zapote, that occurs in the cacao plantations and coffee plantations in the country, and that they outweigh the 20 and 40 metres in height, these varieties cultivated in Navarrete, are harvested by hand, only need to slightly stretch the arms to reach fruits and in some cases, using the ladder.The company that began with about 70 tasks (4.37 acres), currently has around 250-300 tasks (15. 6_ 18.7 hectares), destined for this fruity. Lately he has dabbled with avocado and currently exports to e.
u., zapote, as fresh fruit as concentrate, also exports avocado, papaya, concentrated mangoes, guanabanas, pineapple, etc.. To meet overseas orders, the company is buying the fruit growers of the country, Creole zapote, mangoes, avocado, pineapple, papaya, soursop and other fruit trees. These fruit are processed at the plant that have the same plantation and hence are shipped in boxcars frozen towards Florida, e. U… El zapote is a fruit, that unlike other tropical fruits, has a high protein content. It has between 1.8% and 2.6% protein, in addition to vitamins and minerals. Usually the fruits of different fruit plants, do not reach 1% of proteins, averaging 0.6% and 0.8% of this important compound nutritious, which is the basis of human nutrition and animal.
El zapote in Rep. Dominican, can be planted from sea level, up to 1,400 meters., in a great variability of soils. Clayey grounds, to those of very loose consistency as the sandy, can develop commercially this fruity. What is important in this aspect, is that the ground has a moderate permeability, allowing for drainage and air circulation and water in normal way.