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.
food, fruit, plant
Desiree Jan 26, 2014
any recipes using this fruit?
Skip Sep 23, 2014
called Sapodilla in Guyana. makes a great pie, much like apple pie, but less spices necessary
Raj Gainda May 23, 2015
In Surinam it is called sapatia by the Hindustani
dhani Aug 26, 2015
Heard it refered as Jack Nicklaus favorite fruit. Manilara zapota ( sapodilla). The plant sap was chewed and made into " laglee " to catch birds in Trinidad.
Curacao Jun 01, 2017
Good for the bowels
A Oct 09, 2017
I did the mispel spray in my pants in Curacao as well hahaha