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RE: Black sapote

Do you need male and female plants as you do for D. virginiana?  I would be

> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 8/4/2006 4:17:42 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Black sapote
> Seems to me--awhile ago--I was nattering about black sapotes [a 
> relative of the persimmon] and how my tree had a bunch of fruit this 
> year. And someone said they loved persimmons and would like to try a 
> black sapote. And I said I would send them one when... then I forgot.
> Well, it's when. Or, at least, the onset of the "when" season. I have a 
> couple of green ones on my desk that I'll be happy to mail. Remember, 
> like persimmons, they have to ripen to mush before they are edible.
> Black sapotes are also called "chocolate pudding fruit" owing to the 
> color of the ripe [mushy] flesh. I suggest eating it with a squirt of 
> lime juice or in a milk shake.
> The botanical is Diospyros digyna. The native persimmon is D. 
> virginiana.
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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