A tropical fruit tree native to Central America. Commonly known as the chocolate pudding fruit due to its colour, flavour and texture that is comparable to a chocolate pudding. The plant is a relative of a persimmon with fruit that looks like a green tomato, turning yellow-ish when ripe. The tree is evergreen and can grow up to 25m tall and can tolerate some light frosts. It takes 3-4 years to produce fruit however produces large quantities once established.
Bears a dark silky smooth custard filled fruit that tastes like chocolate, goes well with banana and is used in desserts, beverages, icecreams, cakes and fillings for pies.
The Black sapote can tolerate a range of soil however is sensitive to drought but fairly tolerant of flooding.