Sapota Disease


Sapota is a hardy tree that can be grown on a wide range of soils – sandy loam, red laterite and medium black that are well drained, deep and porous. It can be grown from sea level up to 1200m above MSL in dry and humid areas where temperature ranges between 110C - 340C. It prefers a warm and moist weather and coastal climate seems to be best suited.

  • Leaf spot

    The main disease reported is leaf spot caused by Phleopheospora indica.

  • Management

  • Application of Dithane M-45 or copper fungicide (3g/l) with suitable sticker is effective for control. Another common problem is Fasciation leading to flattening of branches, the exact reason for which is not known, and it is advised to remove such branches as it affects the yield and growth of the plant.


Sapota pests and control measures