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.
Plant Information or Specifications
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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)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
September, October, November, December
Question & Answer
Hello I would like to purchase 2 black Sapote trees or chocolate pudding fruit trees. I was wondering if l have to buy the same variety for them to fruit or can I buy two different varieties. I would greatly appreciate your knowledge as all the other plants l have are self pollinating so l am new to this. From: Heathcote nsw NSW
2 seedling varieties will pollination each other as seedlings are genetically unique or every seedling is different to another seedling plant. #BlackSapote1010 But 2 grafted varieties will not eg 2x Grafted Black Sapote Supurbs will not pollinate each other as they are genetically the same ( come from the same mother plant ) So you would need to get a Black Sapote Supurb + a Black Sapote Ricks Late for pollination or a Black Sapote Supurb and a Seedling Black sapote for pollination.
We purchased a Black Sapote with other fruit trees and lillypillies, about 6 years ago. The Sapote has not set fruit. It flowers though. any suggestions would be very much appreciated From: Brisbane QLD
Black sapotes can be complicated in terms of pollination and some trees will not produce flowers that are self fertile. If your tree is flowering but not setting fruit try growing another with it.
Customer Comments on Black Sapote
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. | Edward - Carlingford, NSW 22-Aug-2010
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) | Neville - Sydney, NSW 24-Dec-2016
I have 2 sapotes from Daleys. The first has been fruiting by itself for quite few years and now both have LOTS of fruit. | Linda - Glenorie, NSW 08-Nov-2017
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Update: 289 days 4hrs
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 (still small tree), and again there was no fruit set, So it does seem that cross pollination is essential for the seedling tree.
Fruiting Months December
Fruit Harvest: 5 Fruit Per Year
First Fruited: 2013 Years from purchase in pot
Pollination: Cross Pollination
Cross Pollinator Variety: superb
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