Sapotaceae Calocarpum sapota (Jacq.) Merr.
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.
Production in U. S.: No data. Dooryard trees only,
Use: Fresh eating, preserves.
Part of fruit consumed: Inner pulp.