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ABIU
BLACK SAPOTE
BREADFRUIT
CANISTEL
CARAMBOLA
CHEMPADEK
DAVIDSON PLUM
DURIAN
FIJIAN LONGAN
GIANT GRANADILLA
GOLDEN PASSIONFRUIT
GRUMICHAMA
ICE-CREAM BEAN
JABOTICABA
JAKFRUIT
LIME
LYCHEE
MALAY ROSEAPPLE
MAMEY SAPOTE
MANGOSTEEN
MAPRANG
MARANG
MATISIA
MIRACLE FRUIT
PAPAYA
PUMMELO
RAMBAI
RAMBUTAN
ROLLINIA
SALAK
SANTOL
SAPODILLA
SOURSOP
STAR APPLE
SWEETSOP
WAX JAMBU
WHITE SAPOTE
YELLOW MANGOSTEEN

 

 

 

 

Black Sapote(Diospyros digyna)
Photo of Black Sapote Fruit from Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm at Cape Tribulation

Has dark chocolate-brown flesh with a rich sweet and rather bland flavour enhanced by the addition of a little rum, vanilla or cream. Also called the Chocolate Pudding Fruit - the power of suggestion is great! Comes from Mexico, and grows well at Cape Tribulation.

Soil
Characteristics
Wide range of soil types provided drainage is good
Climate Requirements

Adaptable to a wide range of tropical and sub-tropical climates.

Culture

Young trees need protection from cold wind and frost.

Harvesting

Autumn-Winter. Pick the fruit when it is hard and green. Fruit begins to soften and go brown within 3-6 days after picking. This is the ripe stage - you should be able to press the skin with your fingers and leave an indent. Start harvesting when all the local birds move into the area and start to feed on the fruit.

Length of time
until first crop
Three years.
Marketing Notes

High level of acceptability at the exotic fruit tastings, when served as sherbert or ice-cream. Currrently being sent to southern markets. Ripe fresh fruit looks very unattractive and has little appeal to the inexperienced consumer.

 

Food Preparation

Cut in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon and place in a mixing bowl. Stir in the flavouring you choose until it is the consistency of a smooth dessert sauce. Great served with papaya, and ice cream.

Black Sapote Bread, Pudding and Pie
Black Sapote Topping

Further information

Buy BLACK SAPOTE, Diospyros digyna From Daleys Nursery

Purdue University - Centre for New Crops and Plants - Black Sapote
This site is a chapter from a book written by Julia Morton, Miami, Florida. Gives a detailed desription of the different varieties, climate, soil, season, pests and diseases and food uses. You can purchase this classic book Fruits of Warm Climates online from Amazon.

 

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Cape Tribulation Bed and Breakfast accommodation on an exotic tropical fruit orchard in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest
Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm, Lot 5 Nicole Drive, Cape Tribulation, Queensland, 4873, Australia - Tel: 0740 980057 - Fax: 0740 980067
info@capetrib.com.au.

Last updated December 19, 2013