Not surprisingly this is one of our most popular fruits and if you like Chocolate you'll love Black Sapote. Commonly known as Chocolate Pudding Fruit this amazing fruit is low in fat and an excellent source of Vitamin C containing about 4 times as much as an orange. The fruit is delicious eaten fresh or used as a chocolate substitute in recipes and milkshakes or simply mix the pulp with yogurt and lemon juice for a refreshing treat. Fruits can be cut in half and eaten covered in passion fruit, in Mexico the pulp is mashed with orange juice or brandy and served with cream, it is also delicious mixed with wine, cinnamon and sugar.
The green fruit is picked when hard and allowed to soften and go brown within 3-6 days. At the ripe stage - you should be able to press the skin with your fingers and leave an indent. A very close relative of the persimmon the black sapote is a Chocoholics dream come true!
Plant Information or Specifications
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
September, October, November, December,
Question & Answer
Does the Chocolate pudding tree need to have a cross pollinator tree please? From: LANDSBOROUGH QLD
No, It can fruit by itself however it benefits from having another variety close by and you can get an even bigger crop on both trees this way. #CategoryBlack1327
Customer Comments on Black Sapote
Grow as any other persimmon. Scoop out the black pulp, serve with vanilla ice cream, flavoured with a splash of rum and drizzled with honey. Fabulous! | David White - Newcastle, NSW 28-May-2006
Latin Name: Diospyros digyna | Noma Fowler-sandlin - Shreveport, LA US 08-May-2009
I have seedling tree in the ground for over 10 years in foothills of adelaide. I t copes well in winter gets bark burnt from direct sun in summer . bears useful small fruit consistently . quite sweet | Steven Fisher - Modbury, SA 15-Sep-2012
There is an established black sapote tree in the Marrickville community garden loaded with fruit. I held out on planting one in my Sydney garden after reading it was marginal here but am now going to give it ago after seeing this lovely specimen. | Mysterious - Sydney, NSW 22-Jun-2015
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