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Diospyros digyna syn. nigra Black Sapote

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.

Uses

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.

Position & soil

The Black sapote can tolerate a range of soil however is sensitive to drought but fairly tolerant of flooding. 

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