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An evergreen, wind resistant tree with bark which is rich in a white, gummy latex substance called chicle. It bears green, glossy leaves and inconspicuous, white, bell-like flowers. The unripe fruit has a firm outer skin which becomes saggy when fully ripe. The pale yellow to earthy brown flesh has a grainy texture similar to that of a pear, with a sweet, malty flavour. When soft to the touch they can be eaten raw or the flesh can be puréed to make ice cream, smoothies and sauces.

Sowing Advice

These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 20-25 degrees C. Seeds sometimes germinate within 4 to 6 weeks although some may take very much longer so please be patient. Plant out in the open ground in warmer countries or in a large container elsewhere.

Key Facts


Common name:Sapota zapotilla, Achras zapota, Sapote, Naseberry, Nispero or Chicle


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