The Mamey sapote is a medium to large-sized fruit with an ovoid shape.The fruit's skin is almost bark-like with a sand paper texture . When ripe, the flesh is a vibrant salmon color, its texture soft and succulent with a melting quality. The flavor of the Mamey sapote is delicate yet distinctive, revealing notes of baking spices such as vanilla and nutmeg with sub-acid undertones of pumpkin, banana, pear and apricot.It can be eaten raw when fully ripe and can be used in dishes such as curries.It is very popular in some regions of South America.

Mamey Sapote Tree

  • The Mamey Sapote can be grown in tropical and subtropical temperatures but can be damaged by frosts.It also thrives in high rainfall areas and needs plenty of water to grow at it's best.