Black Sapote, Chocolate Pudding Tree, Black Persimmon, Axle Grease Plant, Sapote Negro. Native to southern Mexico, Central America, and western South America. Photo of similar item. Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tree has near spherical fruit is medium size fruits. These seedlings are of unknown cultivar. This attractive glossy foliaged tree originates from Central America and Mexico. Black Sapote is usually dioecious, meaning that some trees produce only male flowers and no fruit and other trees produce female or bisexual flowers and fruit. Some trees may produce both male and female (or bisexual) flowers on the same tree. The smooth-textured Black Sapote’s. Produces a fruit often called the’Chocolate Pudding Fruit’. The Black Sapote fruit resembles a large, round green tomato on the outside and varies in size from two to five inches in diameter. The Black Sapote’s flesh is rich and custard-like, with a sweet, mild flavor and appearance, gives it a nickname, the chocolate pudding tree. Some people find the taste to be like chocolate, if you like Chocolate you’ll love Black Sapote. A very close relative of the persimmon the Black Sapote is a Chocoholics dream come true! Black sapote trees are well adapted to tropical and warm subtropical areas and may be planted from sea level to an altitude of about 6,000 ft. Trees are not cold tolerant with young trees damaged or killed at or below 30°F (-1°C) and mature trees at or below 28°F (-2°C). Black sapote is reported to be flood tolerant but only moderately drought tolerant. Trees appear to tolerate moderately windy areas, and if pruned regularly to limit tree size and open the canopy to wind movement can withstand hurricane- force winds without toppling. Black sapote trees grow well in most well drained soil types including sands and limestone-based, high-pH soils. A large, green-skinned fruit about the size of an beefsteak tomato. Flesh turns dark brown/black when ripe. Flesh both looks and tastes somewhat like chocolate pudding. When ripe, the sapote skin is dull olive green, which tends to break in small grainy pieces. In the hand, properly ripe fruit feels like a soft marshmallow. When you can press the skin with your fingers and leave an indent, the fruit is ready to eat. The flesh color of unripe fruit is mustard yellow, while ripe fruit has black, soft flesh. Eaten fresh or used in desserts. Mature black Sapote fruit change from a shiny green to dull green color and the lobes of the sepals (called the calyx) reflex upward. Harvested fruit take 3 to 14 days to soften to eating quality. After fruit become ripe they may be stored in the refrigerator for several days for later use. Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F). Sun Exposure: Full Sun. Bloom Color: White/Near White. Bloom Time: Mid Spring. Foliage: Evergreen, Smooth-Textured, Shiny/Glossy-Textured, bearing age 5-6 years. Other details: This plant is suitable for growing indoors. Black Sapote mousse’s, cakes, custards are popular dishes. Black sapote’s make a wonderful dessert fruit. Black sapote fruit are eaten when fully ripe and soft. The soft pulp may be eaten fresh or is commonly added as an ingredient of drinks, ice-cream, cakes, and milk-shakes. Black sapote is very high in vitamin C and a good source of calcium and phosphorus. Dulce de Sapote Negro. The name of this dish sounds better in Spanish (pronounced dul-seh deh sapoteh nay-gro) than its English translation, sweet of black sapote. 3 to 4 ripe black sapotes. (sapotes must be very soft; an unripe sapote is inedible). ¼ to ½ cup light honey, to taste. 1 teaspoon grated orange rind. 2 cups orange juice. 2 tablespoons finely shredded orange rind. Remove stems from sapotes. Pull off green skin with your fingers. You now have a dark brown, thick pulp. Inside are hidden almond-shaped seeds. Remove these with your fingers. In food processor, combine sapote pulp, honey, orange rind, and orange juice. Pulse until mixed well. Mixture is bright, shiny black-brown. Serve in crystal dessert cup or dish. Sprinkle a few fine shreds of orange rind on each serving. Makes 4 to 6 servings. Dulce De Sapote Negro can also be frozen as a sherbet. Sugarfree chocolate instant pudding mix. 1 black sapote (see Basic Preparation). 1 cup low-fat whipped topping (Cool Whip). 2 tablespoons instant coffee. Prepare pudding with cold skim milk or reconstituted nonfat dry milk, following package instructions. Add sapote and coffee to pudding, mix well. Lightly fold in whipped topping. Serve in dessert dishes with additional whipped topping. Tropical Black Sapote Pudding. 1 cup black sapote mashed in brandy. Ladyfingers or other plain cake. 1 cup whipped cream. Line a deep glass dish with ladyfingers, or two layers of thinly cut sponge or plain cake to form a shell about a half inch thick. Fold brandied black sapote on top of the cake. Top with whipped cream. 1 tsp ground cloves. 1½ cup mashed black sapote. 1 unbaked 9 deep-dish pie shell. Mix sugar, salt and cloves in small dish. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in black sapote and sugar/clove mixture. Gradually stir in milk and vanilla. Pour into pie shell. Bake 15 minutes in a preheated 425°F oven; turn temperature down to 350°F and bake about 30 minutes more or until firm. Serve with whipped cream. 2 cups mashed ripe black sapote. 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon. 1/8 tsp ground cloves. 1/8 tsp baking soda. ¾ cup chopped nuts. 3 tbsp chocolate powder (optional). Blend sugar and butter. Stir in milk, black sapote pulp and vanilla. Beat together about ten minutes. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda. Stir into liquid ingredients. Mix in chopped nuts. Spoon into a greased 8 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ½ inch loaf pan, making sure to leave ¾ inch at the top to allow the bread to rise. Bake 45 minutes at 350°F. 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If you are dissatisfied with the item for any reason, please contact me before leaving a negative or neutral comment. I want you to be satisfied! Mahalo iâ `oe no ke kipa `ana mai. E kipa mai hou! Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. M a h a l o & A l o h a! The item “BLACK SAPOTE Chocolate Pudding Tree RARE FRUIT Diospyros digyna LIVE PLANT” is in sale since Thursday, August 15, 2013. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Yard, Garden & Outdoor Living\Plants, Seeds & Bulbs\Plants & Seedlings\Other Plants & Seedlings”. The seller is “7_heads” and is located in Haleiwa, Hawaii. 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- Brand: Polynesian Produce Stand
- Model: plant
- MPN: ez2plant.com
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Plant Name: Chocolate Pudding Tree, Black Persimmon
- Species: Diospyros digyna