Black SapoteDiospyros digyna
$19.75 ($19.75-$27.00 choose a size)
Specifications of Black Sapote
Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m
Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes
Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)
Water Requirements Moderate Watering
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ 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, December
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Customer Tips & Reviews Black Sapote
I bought a single plant less than three years ago and it has it's first crop on this year. Fruiting is prolific, I'm really surprised at how quickly it bore fruit and the quantity produced!
I have 2 sapotes from Daleys. The first has been fruiting by itself for quite few years and now both have LOTS of fruit.
CONNOLLY, WA, Australia
Great looking tree that has finally after 20 years begun to give fruit and wow what a great taste, all my friends and family love the taste too
I planted 2, one in clay soil and one in sandy soil. The one in clay soil died. The one in sandy soil initially had fungal problems but is now doing well. Mine produces fruit (self pollinating)
TULLY, QLD, Australia
Beautiful large green leaves and fairly hardy in the tropics. Had leaves fall due to dryness but comes back after some water
FRANKSTON SOUTH, VIC, Australia
I purchased 4, 2 year old black sapote seedlings on eBay during the start of winter. They have since tried to push new growth but the cold weather was detrimental to their progress. Its now Spring and one of the 4 is looking to open some buds. They sur...
VIRGINIA , QLD, Australia
I remember trying this as a child. Arrived today. Excellent plant. Getting it ready for its final place
KENSINGTON GARDENS, SA
We have 3 black sapote seedlings - 2 in pots undercover, 1 planted in ground in garden. The plants in pots are growing well. The plant outside was damaged by frost and lost it's leaves, but plenty of new growth now!
WATERFALL, NSW, Australia
Sydney winter knocks it about but then it bounces back in summer, best kept out of the wind and likes lots of water.no flowers or fruit yet.
CARLINGFORD, NSW, Australia
Has flowered profusely for several years, but not much fruit set. Hence I planted a second variety of black sapote more recently and this seems to have helped with fruit set. In 2014 the tree had many flowers but the second variety had no flowers (stil...
Miranda, NSW, Australia
Used to have one in Cairns - amazing fruit. Took a bit to acclimatise to Sydney but I have it in a black pot & it is doing well. Grown about 50cm since it arrived (August 2011) Flowered Dec 2011 but no fruit set
Cringila, NSW, Australia
UPDATE 2012: Has really come on, small buds/fruit developingHad been sitting in a pot for a while, handled that well, now seems to be settling in to ground quite well.
Unanderra, NSW, Australia
Steady grower with amazing colored fruits the size of oranges.
bateau bay, nsw, australia
purchased whyee nursery. big plant and it looks great $30 at whyee nursery. seems happy and i would definantly recomend. i water it alot.
Black Sapote - Seedling
My tree has grown very well and is four metres high. Plenty of flowers but no fruit. Only now found out that this could be because it has only male flowers, and of course it needs female flowers to get fruit. So recommend grafted trees, not seedlings.
Mulbring, NSW, Australia
I have this wrapped in shade cloth to protect from hot sun and frosts. It struggles through winter and nearly died last year but is looking glorious coming into this winter. Hopefully it will do better now it is bigger.
GORDON, NSW, Australia
Loves plenty of water. Growing in a sheltered position on the edge of a jacaranda.Fruiting well now it is established.
Winmalee, NSW, Australia
Growing slowly but well - looks good. Needs protection from Wildlife
WALLARAH, NSW, Australia
Beautiful large glossy leaves, you'd get away with this tree in the garden masquerading as an ormamental untill it starts to overtake everything.
Deepdale, WA, Australia
I worried about my sapote at first and molly coddled it for a while but it is doing quiet well so far, I have it protected with shade cloth in the chook yard, so the chooks are keeping weeds and bugs at bay, the only worry I have is the heat and the wi...