Black Sapote Question?

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  1. chindonly

    chindonly New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I am new to your forum and have actually been brought here trying to seek out where I can buy the black sapote fruit from? I've heard some great things about it and would love to try it myself being a choco lover:)
    Also what price does it sell for roughly pls?
    Any suggestions muchly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Carol (Brissy)
     
  2. Jez

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    G'day Carol, welcome to the forum.

    Daleys (Click) have it...it's a fairly common tree in the tropics and sub-tropics so it should be fairly widely available at nurseries which sell fruit trees.

    You may be a little disappointed if you're expecting it to taste a lot like chocolate, I guess it's a little similar. In my experience, people either REALLY like them or not at all, but there's plenty you can do with them to jazz them up a bit rather than just eating them raw.
     
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    Black Sapote Question?

    Hi Carol

    I recently tried a black sapote for the first time from our tree. If you were expecting a real chocolate taste you might be a little dissappointed.....to me it had the texture of moose (not sure how you spell that but we call it budino in italian) with a very faint chocolate flavour. I think it is worth growing because not only do you get fruit but it is very attractive tree and the flowers smell nice. It looks very similar to a persimon which we also have in fruit at the moment which I cant wait to try because this is one of my favourite fruits.

    Buona fortuna (good luck)
    Marcello
     
  4. paradisi

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    heartgarden.com.au have it - - occassionally

    it's well worth having - a wonderful fruit to eat.

    there is a lot of variance in the quality of fruit - depending on the parent tree - - some are really like thick chocolate custard, some a bit more astringent - but easily fixed with a dollop of cream and sugar
     
  5. caldera

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    seedling grown does tend to vary in taste (no surprise there)

    Superb and Rick's Late are especially tastey selections

    plus a new selection from a most passionate fruit grower by the name of John Piconi

    I think we're gonna just call it "Chocolate"
     

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