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Mon, Jul 06
Wed, Jul 08
Black Sapote, scientifically known as Diospyros nigra is a species of persimmon and is not related to mamey sapote or white sapote. Black Sapote is also known as chocolate pudding fruit and the tropical tree is native to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and into Colombia. We harvest this fruit locally as it can be found in South Florida in abundance.
The white pulp of the unripe fruit is astringent, caustic, bitter and irritating. The skin of the black sapote changes to a very deep green/brown when ripe and the white flesh takes on the flavor, texture and color of chocolate pudding. The dark brown seeds are not edible.
Black Sapote is very high in vitamin C which allows it to be an anti-bacterial and antioxidant helping to boost energy and health levels. Along with those health benefits, the black sapote is also high in Vitamin A, helps strengthen the immune system and aids in improving digestion. Black sapote is usually available in the winter months.
Fun Fact:Black Sapote has about 4 times the amount of Vitamin C than an orange. .
*Large Box contains approximately 14-16 pounds*
*Medium Box contains approximately 8-10 pounds*
*Small Box Contains approximately 5-7 pounds*
**Being that fruit comes in all different sizes and weight, we aim to pack our boxes to maximum capacity**
***When you place an order please be aware of delivery times to receive your box, as fruit will ripen quickly in the outdoor heat. ***
********* WE SHIP OUT ORDERS ON MONDAY - WEDNESDAY FOR ORDERS PLACED THE WEEK BEFORE *********
Pre order means the fruit is out of season but once back in season your orders will be shipped out immediately **The wait time can be from a few weeks to a few months**
It arrives unripe. The black sapote is at optimal ripeness when very soft to the touch and the green skin turns a bit dark brown. When cut open, there will be a rich dark chocolate pudding like color . The skin can be eaten if chosen to, you can use a spoon and scoop out the fruit.
Once the fruit has arrived, in the case that there are any damages to the fruit or the fruit is inedible, please notify us within 24 hours via email with a picture. Due to perishability of tropical fruit we are not able to refund after the 24 hour period.
We aim to provide the best quality fruit and service to our customers. Thank you for your support.
Tropical Fruit ripens best in warm temperatures. If you have received fruit that has not ripened and you wish to speed up the ripening process, we recommend to either put your fruit in paper bags or wrapped in a kitchen towel and placed in a dry, warm area. Alternatively, you may also place your fruit outside in the sun (in an area mindful of bug) which will also speed up the ripening process.