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Mango Madness 2016

July 17th 

10 am to 4 pm


Home Products Sapodilla
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 Purchase Options
 Farm Stand
 Special order 
 Online Store
 Wholesale Yes
Also known as: chico, chicle, baramasi, dilly, chikoo, naseberry, zapote, and more


Generally January through March


The smooth brown skin is easily peeled. Discard seeds. Flesh is sweet and often described as having a brown sugar or caramel flavor.  Texture is somewhat gritty like a pear. May be eaten fresh. Also an excellent dessert fruit making flavorful sauces, custards, and ice cream. 

How to Buy


Sapodilla is sold by the pound (2-3 fruit per pound). Seven pound packages available for home delivery via the online store. No shipments to CA.

Storage and Ripening

Requires up to 10 days ripen at room temperature (68 degrees or higher). Ripe sapodillas may be kept in good condition for several days in the refrigerator. May also be frozen.


Sapodilla is a very good source of dietary fiber and Vitamin C. One cup of raw pulp contains 59% of the estimated daily allowance of Vitamin C and a total of 200 calories.

Origin & History 

Believed to be a native of the southern Mexico, northern Belize, and northeastern Guatemala. It was introduced to other tropical climates in the early 1800s. Today cultivation is most extensive in India and Mexico.


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