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Black Sapote BernickerBotanical Name: Diospyros digyna

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.

Other Names: Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Chocolate Persimmon, Zapote Prieto
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$49.00 0 Grafted Pot: 2.5L
Height: 70-80cm
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$79.00 0 Grafted Pot: 6L
Height: 90-100cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

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Eat Dried (#EatDried), Eat Fresh (#EatFresh), Eat Icecream (#EatIcecream), Eat Smoothie (#EatSmoothie), Flesh Texture Smooth (#FleshTextureSmooth), Fruit Picked Unripe (#FruitPickedUnripe), Great For Kids (#GreatForKids), Grow Full Sun (#GrowFullSun), Leaves Evergreen (#LeavesEvergreen), Ripen Off Tree (#RipenOffTree), Size Fruit 7-10cm (#SizeFruit7-10cm), Size Height 5-10m (#SizeHeight5-10m), Size Plant Width 5-10m (#SizePlantWidth5-10m), Taste Flesh Mild (#TasteFleshMild)

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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

September, October, November


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Black Sapote - Bernicker 10/10

Milly's Edible Fruits
Update: 3495 days 22hrs

Comments: -

I'm so excited to have this plant. I will have to patient and wait for it to fruit, but I'm sure it will be worth it. Again this one is new and in a pot so it can move house with me.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Pest Control:

no issues yet

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Black Sapote - Bernicker (Grafted) 10/10

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2857 days 4hrs

Comments: - Fantastic tree. Has had a good fruit set second season in ground. Cant wait for the ruit to ripen now!

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

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BJ says... [2859 days 10hrs ago]
Dec 2011 - I've had this in the ground around 1.5 years and it has just flowered and set around 40 fruits to a size where most should mature. Cant wait!

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Kathyturner's Edible Fruits
Update: 2920 days 13hrs

Comments: -

magnificent tree;

beautiful glossy foliage;

no problems at all (at least so far - in Maleny).

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood and bone; manure

Pest Control: None required so far!

Organic Status:Organic

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