DIOSPYROS DIGYNA (D. EBENASTER) - Black Sapote, Chocolate Pudding Fruit
A beautiful glossy-green, evergreen, landscape tree that becomes more cold tolerant as is matures. The round, green to black fruit, a favorite in Mexico, is about 3-4" across. Bitter when unripe, the soft black pulp is non acid, sweet and insipid when it is ripe. Mixed with lemon, made into bread or jelly or combined with milk or cream into a shake or pudding, it is a good fruit. The green fruit is said to be poisonous and has been used in Central America to stun fish. Propagated by seed or grafting.