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Black Sapota Fruits

About Black Sapota Fruit plants

     Pouteria sapota, mamey sapote, is a species of tree native to Mexico and Central America, naturally ranging from southern Mexico to southern Costa Rica, plus Cuba. Today, the tree is cultivated not only in Mexico, but also in Central America, the Caribbean, and South Florida for its fruit, which is commonly eaten in many Latin American countries. Mamey can be found in many Latin American communities throughout the USA, where it is made into milkshakes and ice cream among other things.

          The fruit is eaten raw or made into milkshakes, smoothies, ice cream and fruit bars. It can be used to produce marmalade and jelly Some beauty products use oil pressed from the seed, otherwise known as sapayul oil.The fruit is an excellent source of vitamin B6 and vitamin C, and is a good source of riboflavin, niacin, vitamin E, manganese, potassium and dietary fiber. Research has identified several new carotenoids from the ripe fruit..Black Sapota fruit plants in Kerala is always available..


Mature Height:  15 to 45 meters.
Mature Width:   20-25 ft.
Sunlight:   Full Sun
Spacing:   15 to 25 feet
Growth Rate:  7 years
Drought Tolerance:   Good
Harvest Time:   various
Fruit Color:   Yellow
Year to Bear:   3 to 5 years
Chill Hours:   32째F - 45째F
Botanical Name:   Pouteria sapota