How to grow Black sapote

Black sapote growing tree of the genus Diospyros also known as Chocolate Pudding Fruit or Black persimmon, Black sapote perennial evergreen plant and also also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves dark glossy green, flowers small green its petals green and the structure resembles to the fruit,

Black sapote fruits

Fruit is round, the peel is green-black, the inner fruit is black from the inside the taste remind Chocolate Pudding

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Requirements for Black sapote growing and care:

Sometimes need more than one tree from different cultivar to bear fruit

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Fruits are poisonous when it not full ripen

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, worms

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Sometimes the tree grow up fast but not stabilized recommend to cut the height

Size of the plant?
10-25 m, 30-75 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Autumn / Winter

General information about the flower
Small green flower its petals green the structure resembles to the fruit

Pollination is done by:
Bees, wasp

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Winter

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, aphids

What can be done with big quantities of Black sapote fruits?
Eat after frozen, ice cream

Work requirements on the fruit:
ripening the fruits

How long does it take to bear fruit?
4-6 years

Ripening of fruit
the fruit when it not fully ripen is toxic, can be ripen by waiting until fully ready or to put it in the freezer

Scientific name:

Diospyros nigra

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone