Sapote Fruit Trees
Sapote is a name used for a group of tropical to temperate fruit trees grown for their fruit. All excellent fruit trees, although not all really directly related. Used as a dessert fruit the varieties do differ in taste. Plants commonly called Sapote have different botanical names however are related. Not widely grown in Australia it would seem that potential exists for more commercial use of these plants as a food crop.
Although they are closely related to the Persimmon, they are unique in growth habit and fruit texture and flavour. Some species are more suited to cooler climates, other require warmer tropical climates to perform at their best.
- Black Sapote (Diospyros digyna) also known as the Black Persimmon or Chocolate Pudding Fruit.
- Yellow Sapote (Pouteria campechiana) or Canistel
- White Sapote (Casimiroa edulis)
- Mamey Sapote – Pouteria sapota.
Information and Care
The yellow Sapote and black varieties are really sub tropical trees, however in the right conditions they have been grown in southern states. Black Sapote is called the chocolate pudding fruit or tree, its fruit really does have a chocolate taste.
White sapote has a sweet fruit that goes well with ice-cream. Yellow sapote is sometimes called ‘egg fruit’, the fruit having the texture of a boiled egg and tastes a little like a cross between passionfruit and paw paw.
Sapote Trees are available for sale from the following nurseries
HELGAS NURSERY – 07 4094 1335
9 Meadow Rd Julatten QLD 4871
ROSSMOUNT NURSERY 2 Burns Rd Ross Creek Goombborian QLD 4570 Ph 07 5483 3734 Mob 0423 775401 email firstname.lastname@example.org Specializing in exotic fruit trees: Abiu, Barbados Cherry, Black Sapote, Candlenut, Carob, Coffee, Jackfruit, Lychee, Macadamia, Mango, Persimmon, Strawberry Tree, Tamarind and many more.
PERRY’S FRUIT and NUT NURSERY Kangarilla Rd, McLaren Flat. SA 5171 PH 08 8383 0268 Fax 08 8383 0503 email email@example.com Large range of fruit and nut trees also Hawaiian Hibiscus