Calocarpum viride Pittier
Common Name: Green Sapote
Cut open fruit
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Green sapote is an evergreen tree growing up to 20 metres tall[
It is sometimes cultivated in the tropics and subtropics, especially in Central America, for its edible fruit, which is sold in local markets[
C. America - Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala.
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Prefers a cool tropical climate with well-distributed, medium rainfall[
]. Can be grown in the subtropics[
]. Plants are intolerant of frost, or of very hot conditions[
Grows best in a sunny position[
The fruit takes about 12 months from flowering to ripening[
There is at least one named variety[
The fruit is eaten raw or used to make preserves[
]. The reddish-brown pulp is melting, sweet and somewhat juicy[
]. The flavour is somewhat similar to the sapote (P. sapota) but is more delicate and the flesh is finer and smoother in texture[
]. The ovoid fruit is 5 - 12cm long[
Seed - roasted[
Seed - remove it from its husk before sowing[
Air-layering may be possible[
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