Also called Chocolate Sapote, Diospyros nigra, the black sapote, is a species of persimmon originally from central America. An attractive looking tree, with glossy leaves. Trees are slow growing for the first 4-5 years, faster growing after that.
Black sapote flowers may have male and female organs at the same time, or only male. To maximise chances of successful fruiting, you may be better with two plants.
Grows to 5-6m
Super special! Two chocolate sapote, double your chance of fruiting.
Chocolate sapote fruit are usually harvested unripe, when they turn dull green, and left to ripen on the bench for up to a week. Fruit should be eaten when very soft, and when the skin is slightly wrinkled, and a greenish/brown colour. When you press the skin of a ripe fruit, your fingers should leave an indent.
Will do best in a sunny and warm location that is sheltered from the wind and cold drafts. Can tolerate light frosts when mature.
Protect from frost when young. Will not cope well with prolonged drought.
All plants are in a 3.5l recycleable plastic pot, unless shown otherwise.
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