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BLACK SAPOTE - MAHER

Note: Black sapote fruit of a generic variety please contact us if you have pictures of this exact varietyBotanical Name: Diospyros digyna
Description

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

Other Names: Chocolate Pudding Fruit, Chocolate Persimmon, Zapote Prieto
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Height: 60-70cm
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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 2-5m (#SizeHeight2-5m), Size Plant Width 2-5m (#SizePlantWidth2-5m), 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)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

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

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Semi Dwarf (2/3 Normal Size)

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

August, September, October, November

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Growing on northern outskirts on Melbourne, now going into 3rd year of Winter, flowers for the last two years and fruit this year. Key has been water, don't let it dry out & protect from cold in first year. | Mindy Pawsey - SUNBURY, VIC 22-May-2020
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Black Sapote - Maher

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 3109 days 20hrs

Comments: -

New tree, planted a few months ago. Growing well, nearly doubled in size since planting in Sep 2011. It had two flowers, which fell off.

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

not needed yet.

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Maher (Grafted)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2964 days 5hrs

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Very soft, sweet fruit .  Not choclatey in flavour, but is nice especially when mixed with other flavours (rum, vanilla ice-cream,etc).  My children love it. Planted early May 2012.

Planted: 2012

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol and citrus feed


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Black Sapote - Maher (Cutting) 10/10

Andrew26's Edible Fruits
Update: 1140 days 9hrs

Comments: - This is the start of my tropical plant growing. The picture shows my 1st, and cheapest  greenhouse - an old fridge with the sides jigsawed out, and replaced with piecess of perspex and glass that I had lying around. At the moment it is a temporary home for black sapotes, coffees, blueberries, dragon fruit, and a pepino - with more on the way. When it gets a little too hot - the thermometer inside shows >=35oC, I crackopen the top door. It is kept warm - around 24oC O/N, even on below zero, frosty nights here in Clare, with a 70W incandescent glope, old quit and a tarp if it is raining. Next GH will be a shuttle with a clear polycarb top, before progressing to a poly tunnel, and finally, a twin walled polycarbonate GH with summer cooling and winter heating.

Planted: 2017

Height 90 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Maher (Grafted) 8/10

Mindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 136 days 14hrs

Comments: -

UPDATE MAY 2020: can confirm flowers have continued and we have around 7-8 fruit in various sizes forming. I keep applying pea straw to the base - does not get a lot of supplemental water now as we have had some good rain. Hoping it survives Winter in the ground and I get to harvest the fruit.   Think the key has been more along the lines of making sure it gets enough water, rather than protecting from cold. The winds here can be quite drying, even when icy.

UPDATE DECEMBER 2019: has now had two Winters in Melbourne, survived, continued to grow, continued to flower and we have one fruit forming on it. I keep it well mulched with pea straw, lucerne, coffee grounds and compost. Was in pot up until recently. First Winter was moved inside to protect from cold, second Winter was left outside - survived freezing temperatures (think layer of mulch helped a lot) and had good water, now in ground in full sun and growing well. Is next to a Bernicker variety. Fingers crossed it keeps growing well; the fruit are hard to find in Victoria and I really like them; this is a novel plant that a lot of people are interested in to see how it grows.

INITAL JUNE 2018: Can never find the fruit this far south and always wanted to try one. Again, will need to have absolutely everything on my side for this but I don't mind a challenge.

Planted: 2018

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost, manure, pea straw, lucerne,

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control: Does not seem to have any pests yet, so nothing has been required. 

Organic Status:Organic


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Black Sapote - Maher 8/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3296 days 8hrs

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I have eaten chocolate pudding fruit before and really liked the taste. I have had flowers already but I pulled them off (which killed me :)) because I wanted the plant to focus on growth.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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mrswarren1 says... [3165 days 19hrs ago]
do you know how high to let this plant get before you let it fruit

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Black Sapote - Maher 5/10

Gilbert's Edible Fruits
Update: 4059 days 10hrs

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Had 3 or 4 beautiful fruits 1 year, but nothing since, not even blossoms.

Planted: 2004

Height 150 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2008 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Edward3 says... [2246 days 18hrs ago]

Edward3 says... [2246 days 18hrs ago]
Hi. I found that cross-pollination with another variety makes all the difference.

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