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Fruit Cocktail/Zill 28-18

Fruit Cocktail/Zill 28-18

SKU: 00098

IMPORTANT READ BEFORE Make your Grafting Request Order

Spring Grafted Trees should be ready the following Fall. Deadline is May 01

Late Summer & Fall Grafted Trees should be ready the following Spring. Deadline is October 01


A Pre-Order Grafting Request is an order for us to produce the specific tree that we don't currently have available in stock. We must graft the tree and then it must go through a multi-month process to heal and grow. Only Once the small tree has completed two flushes of growth since it was grafted do we consider it ready to leave our nursery.

Fruit Cocktail was a Jakarta seedling from the breeding project of Gary Zill in Boynton Beach, FL, originally planting number 28-18. 

The fruit is roundly/ovately shaped, medium sized, and turns yellow. The flesh is fiberless and has an extravagantly rich bouquet and flavor, with different spice notes, some turpenes, medium sweetness, and reminiscent of packeted fruit juice you may have enjoyed with lunch as a child. The seed is monoembryonic. It is a mid-season variety here in West Palm Beach.

We top worked a Tahar tree into Fruit Cocktail in 2017 for further evaluation. The tree had its first crop in 2020 and has fruited each season since. The production habit is best described as modest thus far, but adequate for most backyard producers. The fruit have been very disease resistant, both to anthracnose and bacterial black spot.

The tree has a low-to-moderate vigor growth habit with vertical, dense canopy.


Flavor: Indian/West Indian

Country: Florida-USA

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