The Caribbean Dictionary

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Round, oblate, oval, ellipsoidal, or conical fruit varying in size from 2 to 4 in (5-10 cm) in width. The immature fruit is hard and has a sandpaper like texture. Typically, the fruit does not ripen until it is picked or falls off the tree. When ripe, the fruit becomes soft and juicy. The flesh may be yellow, reddish brown, or dark brown with smooth or grainy textures. While some fruits may be seedless, they typically contain 3 - 10 hard black seeds in the center. The fruit is considered to be very delicious and is highly desired. The sap or gum from the tree is also a source of 'chicle' the original ingredient used to make chewing gum.
fruit, food
Imelda Negretti Feb 15, 2015
We call this fruit Sapodilla, very difficult to find anywhere to buy now. It is delicious! There was a tree in my back yard when I was young so never had to buy one.
Teddy Apr 29, 2021
Can you make tea from the leaves?