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Sapote, White

Mamey zapote

Sapotaceae Calocarpum sapota (Jacq.) Merr.

Sapote, Green

Injerto

C. viride Pettier

Source: Magness et al. 1971

The white sapote tree is a large - up to 80 feet - tropical evergreen with leaves up to 12 inches long by 4 inches wide. Fruits are ovoid or elliptical, 3 to 6 inches long, with usually one large seed. The fruit peel is thin, scurfy and roughened. Flesh is red or reddish brown, firm and somewhat granular, with a rich, sweet flavor.

The green sapote tree is similar to the white, but with smaller leaves. Fruits are similar in size and other characteristics to the white sapote.


Season, bloom to maturity: 6 to 8 months.

Production in U. S.: No data. Dooryard trees only,

Use: Fresh eating, preserves.

Part of fruit consumed: Inner pulp.


Last update June 28, 1996 bha