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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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
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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
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! | Cj - Ayr, QLD 08-Mar-2018
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