White Sapote

October 19th, 2009 | Fruit Maven

If you think the most important work Bill Cosby has ever done included Jello Pudding Pops, then this is the fruit for you!

sapote
Photo is courtesy of Specialty Produce. My old photo was terrible and when I bought more of these to take a better picture, I accidentally ate them all. Will try again next week.

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★½☆☆

Goofy roundish green shape, with various brown markings, white flesh

AROMA Rating: ★★★★½

Very bright, perfumy vanilla fragrance

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★½☆

Soft and creamy, with lots of watery juice

TASTE Rating: ★★★★★

Spicy vanilla cream

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

This is a grown up pudding cup inside lovely fruit shaped packaging. Messy, spicy, vanilla goodness. Delicious! Please excuse me while I go eat three more of these.

FRUIT

White Sapote

VARIETY

Unknown

PEAK

Sept-Oct

ORIGIN

Mexico

GROWN

Koral’s Tropical Fruit Farm
Vista, California

PURCHASED

Farmer’s Market

NOTES

The seeds are said to be fatally toxic if eaten raw by humans or animals. To eat, cut in half and scoop with a spoon. Don’t eat the skin. They are also known as custard apples.
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  • Lynne Oct 23, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Years ago, lived in the Virgin Islands, where the Custard Apple is widely grown, very popular. It’s a terrific fruit, just as you described (once you can get past the skin that looks like it was designed by Home Depot). But high in calories!

  • Helen B Apr 14, 2010 at 9:17 am

    We had a white sapote tree in our back yard about 50 years ago. I found the fruit entirely too bland for my taste. There was nothing wrong with it, except the lack of any acidic “zing”.

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