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BLACK SAPOTE

Black Sapote FruitBotanical Name: Diospyros digyna
Description

Not surprisingly this is one of our most popular fruits and if you like Chocolate you'll love Black Sapote. Commonly known as Chocolate Pudding Fruit this amazing fruit is low in fat and an excellent source of Vitamin C containing about 4 times as much as an orange. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh or used as a chocolate substitute in recipes and milkshakes or simply mix the pulp with yogurt and lemon juice for a refreshing treat.  Fruits can be cut in half and eaten covered in passion fruit, in Mexico the pulp is mashed with orange juice or brandy and served with cream, it is also delicious mixed with wine, cinnamon and sugar. 
 The green fruit is picked when hard and allowed to soften and go brown within 3-6 days. At the ripe stage - you should be able to press the skin with your fingers and leave an indent. A very close relative of the persimmon the black sapote is a Chocoholics dream come true!

Black Sapote

Black Sapote

Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla. Seedling selection worth growing in cooler marginal areas.
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$19.75 30 Seedling 165mm

  $14.90 30 Seedling MT

$17.90 4 Seedling ST

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Black Sapote Chocolate For Sale 165mm pot

Black Sapote - Chocolate

This variety was selected by John Picone at Newrybar. He describes it as excellent quality and texture. Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla
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$39.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
Black Sapote Maher For Sale 165mm pot

Black Sapote - Maher

A very large fruit, flattened at both ends and with few seeds. A small tree to only 4 meters, it is a prolific bearer of very high quality fruit. Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla
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$39.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
Black Sapote Bernicker

Black Sapote - Bernicker

This Chocolate Pudding fruit variety has proved very popular in Australia. The near spherical fruit is medium to large with only 1 or 2 seeds. Superb eating quality and prolific producer.
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$39.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
Black Sapote Superb For Sale 165mm pot

Black Sapote - Superb

A selection originating from north Qld. As the name suggests it is a superb quality fruit. Tends to be seedless if not cross pollinated. Heavy bearing. Also called 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla
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$39.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
Black Sapote Ricks Late For Sale 165mm pot

Black Sapote - Ricks Late

This Chocolate Pudding Fruit selection from northern NSW has excellent eating qualities. Crops well into late spring to extend the harvest. Heavy cropper. Also called 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla
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$39.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
Black Sapote Mossman For Sale 165mm pot

Black Sapote - Mossman

Mossman bares the largest of the black sapote fruit making it ideal for manufacturing. The fruit has a high pulp content and a medium flavour. Each tree can produce up to 1/2 a tonne. A very large round fruit with few seeds.
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$39.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available In Production
Black Sapote - Isis

Black Sapote - Isis

Closely related to the Persimmon this attractive glossy foliaged tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. Delicious when eaten as a desert with cream and a touch of Rum or vanilla.
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  $34.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
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Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

September, October, November, December,

 

Question & Answer

Does the Chocolate pudding tree need to have a cross pollinator tree please? From: LANDSBOROUGH QLD

No, It can fruit by itself however it benefits from having another variety close by and you can get an even bigger crop on both trees this way. #CategoryBlack1327

Customer Comments on Black Sapote

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Black Sapote Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Black Sapote

Grow as any other persimmon. Scoop out the black pulp, serve with vanilla ice cream, flavoured with a splash of rum and drizzled with honey. Fabulous! | David White - Newcastle, NSW 28-May-2006

Black Sapote

Latin Name: Diospyros digyna | Noma Fowler-sandlin - Shreveport, LA US 08-May-2009

Black Sapote

I have seedling tree in the ground for over 10 years in foothills of adelaide. I t copes well in winter gets bark burnt from direct sun in summer . bears useful small fruit consistently . quite sweet | Steven Fisher - Modbury, SA 15-Sep-2012

Black Sapote

There is an established black sapote tree in the Marrickville community garden loaded with fruit. I held out on planting one in my Sydney garden after reading it was marginal here but am now going to give it ago after seeing this lovely specimen. | Mysterious - Sydney, NSW 22-Jun-2015
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