Manilkara zapota

Chicle, a tree native to Central America, with cultivar that are propagated vegetatively. The bark is tapped for latex which is boiled to produce chicle gum, the basis of chewing gum. However, demand outstrips supply and synthetics are now used. There is need for cultivars suitable for plantations. A possible longterm project for amateur breeders in appropriate areas. Manure

This word is usually taken to mean organic fertiliser, in the form of excrement of farm animals (farmyard manure), night soil, sewage solids, bone meal, dried blood from abbatoires, or guano.

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